His Eternal Plan

Today’s Readings: Leviticus 26-27, Psalm 112, Hebrews 10

There have been times when I try to do as much as possible for the Lord.  Reading, praying, serving, and appearing to have it all together in the presence of others.  I think doing these things might make up for the litany of inequities I carry daily.  I’m wrong.  The sufficiency, superiority, and perfection of the sacrifice of Christ were all part of God’s plan.  He knows there is nothing that we can say or do to draw closer to Him.

Reading Hebrews 10 reminded me that it was all part of God’s plan.  He knew there was nothing I could ever do, but I had to remember and believe it was what He did for me.  I need to trust and have faith more each day.  The redemption plan designed by God is pointed to throughout the Bible, starting in Genesis.  Christ’s sacrifice was perfect, complete, and sufficient because it replaced the old, inadequate system.

Christ’s sacrifice is better because it sanctifies the believer.

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

Thank you Lord for taking away my sins.  That through my earthly shortcomings of thinking there is something I can do to make this up, the only thing You want from me is to believe. To submit my heart to you.  Lord, I ask You to continue to destroy the enemies in my life that keep me from drawing closer to You.

“footstool for His feet.”

Father, thank You again, as always, when we come into Your presence because the first thing that comes to my mind is the need to express gratitude. Thank You for Your Son Jesus who followed Your perfect plan to redeem humanity and be glorified by His death. Lord help us to know You more each day.  Help us to be obedient to Your  Words. Let us confess and let go of all sins we are holding onto. Thank you for cleansing us!  We love You, Lord. Amen

Psalm 112:1 Praise the Lord.  Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands.