“For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified” (Hebrews 10:14).
Each year Israel made the journey for the annual atonement for sin. 1000’s of animal sacrifices resulted in a stream of blood flowing from the Temple. Sacrifices that could never take away the sins of the people. So each year the pilgrimage was made for more sacrifices.
Jesus Christ, by one offering, has perfected the believer forever. Have you received this one offering that will perfect and sanctify you forever? Do we not show a lack of understanding and ignorant faith by not fully receiving this truth? We strive. We labor. We toil. We work. We change the externals. All in an effort to appease and please God. To satisfy His Holy demands against sin. Beloved, there is no good deed, no discipline, or no resolve that improves the one offering. It cannot be done through your sacrifices. The sacrifice of Jesus, the Lamb of God, has perfected you. “Be ye perfect as my Father in heaven is perfect.” It is done believer! The blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin and unrighteousness.
As I know the great and complete sacrifice of my Savior, it constrains me to love Him. To serve Him. To honor Him in my thoughts, my words, and my deeds. Not to merit more of God’s favor, but because He gives to me, through Christ, unmerited favor. Favor that is based solely on the merits of Christ alone. Bask in this truth and be transformed.