April 22, 2011
Hebrews 10 helps us to understand Jesus’ cry from the cross, “It is finished!” At His crucifixion, Alistair Begg reminds us, Jesus “got” it all—all our sin, our alienation, and our rebellion. God became man; He took our nature that He might bear our punishment as our substitute. In Christ, we have been fully ransomed, restored, healed, and forgiven. When we remember our sin, then, we must also remember that Jesus dealt with it all at the cross.
11And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But when Christ2 had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
15And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
16“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
17then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
18Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
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