Hebrews 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
This New Covenant does not require continual sacrifices to deal with sin because the ultimate sacrifice has been made. In Hebrews 8.13 the writer refers to the Lord Jesus who has made the first covenant obsolete. He writes of the old covenant which is,” growing old is ready to disappear”.
This New Covenant was made by Christ Himself signed in His own Blood. It came to the Jew first than to the Greek or Gentile, (Rom1.16). God so loved the world that all who believe in the Lord Jesus will be saved and have eternal life. (John 3.16).
I am sure all of us think on this often. To think of the One who created everything would be interested in every person walking this earth, including me, is hard to fathom. God has shown us through His Son, what true love is, His grace and mercy that we experience each day.
We are all sinners and we have been given the gift that the writer to Hebrews is sharing with these Jewish believers in Christ. The very words of God: I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Our sin has been forgiven and we have become a member of His family, with the promise of Eternal life!
Think back on that time when you put your trust in the Lord Jesus as your Savior. The sin that we carried from birth, the sin of the man Adam, has been dealt with by the man, the Lord Jesus! (Rom 5.12-21) Our sin was forgiven, and the door of eternal life has been opened to us!
Ephesians 2:4-6 “(4) But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, (5) even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), (6) and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,”
Lord, thank you for Your mercy and grace. Just a thought for the morning