19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswerving to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
In considering this passage, would I describe my faith as confident, assured and unswerving? Am I recalling to mind the sufficiency of Jesus’ sacrifice? Am I perceiving myself each day as cleansed by the blood of Jesus, no longer guilty in God’s sight? Am I finding my hope each day in the fact that what God has promised, He will do?
God, thank you that Jesus’ sacrifice is enough for me. Please help me to fully enjoy the confidence, assurance and hope offered to me in Jesus. Help me to grasp that your promises are for me, and for those around me. Amen.
Written by Bethany Waugh