“It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins… [but] by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” (Hebrews 10:4, 14).
My Musings – Strange isn’t it? There once was a time when God’s chosen believed that their was enough sin in their lives that needed some kind of atonement — “the blood of bulls and goats.” These sacrifices were insufficient, actually “impossible,” to get the job done. ‘Those sacrifices [were merely] an annual reminder of sins.” (Hebrews 10:3, NIV 1984). “Only a shadow of the good things that [was] coming—not the realities themselves.” (Hebrews 10:1, NIV 1984).
And now that He came and made the “one sacrifice…to make [us] perfect?” That’s the strange part. Many believe that this perfection (available only through Him) is not necessary. We need to only be “good enough” or “better than most” and things will work out in the end.
My Advice – Do not believe this lie of the Devil. This is what he wants us to believe. An unblemished sacrifice is required. It is “impossible” for anything less “to take away sins.” “Good enough” and “better than most” are still something less than an unblemished sacrifice.
Imagine standing before God’s judgment seat and saying, “so I’m not perfect, deal with it.” God does not “deal with it.” He “dealt with it.” And unless we deal with it before it’s time to stand before Him…. Well, He will indeed deal with it. Don’t let that be you.