8. Christ Offered Only Once
Verse Of The Day: May 8
Hebrews 9:28 NLT
“so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.”
When Adam and Eve sinned, it broke our relationship with God. Our separation was temporarily sorted if the high priest offered an animal sacrifice for the forgiveness of sins. People had to do this for themselves and countries had to do it for the whole nation.
This sacrifice had to be performed continually but it was a shadow of things to come. In the future, God would act on our behalf and offer Himself (Jesus) for the sins of the world.
The reason Jesus offered His life only once is because, as God, He dealt with the judgment of sin, which is death. Having died and rose again, Jesus now can offer forgiveness of sins and eternal life to anyone who turns to Him and puts their faith in Him.
Do I really see that the one sacrifice Jesus made with His life is enough for me?
Lord Jesus, thank you for laying down Your life for all people and making a way for us to connect with You again. What You did just once has solved the sin problem for everyone who trusts in You. May I be forever grateful. Amen.