Putting God's Word into Practice…

Hebrews 10:1-19 ~ If God is Good….

on March 29, 2013

If God is good, why would he let His own Son die?  Sometimes we question God like this about our own suffering; like He can’t possibly understand or mean to let us suffer, like He’s made a mistake somehow.  Suffering is never a mistake or a waste in the hands of God.  When He allows suffering, there is always a purpose.  When He watched His Son die on the cross, we were the purpose!  And Jesus, He didn’t get mad or question His Father.  In fact in Hebrews 12 it says of Jesus, “For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross.”

God’s goodness and love for you and me made it necessary for Jesus to be broken, beaten, and nailed to a cross.  God knows that we are all sinners, born that way–rebellious and selfish–separated from Him.  Hebrews 9:22 says, “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.”  Jesus shed His blood once for all people for all time.

God wrote His law on our hearts and minds; therefore, it is our hearts and minds where the law is broken.  Sin runs deep–our sinful actions and speech are an outflow of our sinful hearts and minds.  Nothing can cleanse the inner man except the blood of Christ.  His perfect sacrifice can purify our hearts and minds, sanctifying us–setting us apart as holy to God.

It was God’s will that Christ should die–His good, acceptable and perfect will.

“Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.”   And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.  Hebrews 10:17-18

Freedom, joy, forgiveness, and peace are ours only through the sacrifice of Jesus.

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