11 Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. 14 For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: 16 “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” 17 Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” 18 And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.
Are we not creatures of habit? Our regular coffee order, our personal idiosyncrasies, our likes and dislikes that make our lives seem safe, comfortable and familiar. It is a narrow line however between routine and complacency .
Do I treat my relationship with God the same way? It’s too easy to fall into spiritual routines that are comfortable and familiar but which require almost no deep personal response from me. Before Jesus there was an established routine in place via the priests that ‘bought you time’ with God. Jesus changed everything, vs 14 and vs 18, these passages show that the old routine was out the door. We need to consider the enormity of what Jesus’s death and resurrection mean for us. How can we not respond and live our lives afresh and renewed everyday? I do not want to take everything that God has done for me for granted.
Lord Jesus, I thank you for all that you have done for me. Lord give me fresh eyes for my relationship with you and fill me afresh with your Holy Spirit today. In your great and holy name, I pray. Amen
Written by Christine Knight