Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hebrews 7:20-28

Hebrews 7:20-28
Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  It's exhausting to try and keep up with sin.  Imagine if you tried to keep a list, and then to offer a sacrifice for each and every sin.  You'd have no time for anything else, and you'd be so weary at the end of every day from trying to fix an ever growing list of sins that you'd eventually discover you can't fix on your own.  Eventually, you'd just collapse under the weight of ongoing sin.
  And so God offers us a solution in Jesus Christ.  Rather than hoping you'll eventually get caught up and repair the bridge to God on your own, God reaches out and reaches down to us and offers the perfect sacrifice, once and for all, that atones for our sin.  God relieves us from the oppressive burden of sin and frees us to live in joy and hope, so that others may come to see God at work through us.

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