Thursday August 23, 2018

by colinscanvas

Hebrews 9:11-12

11 So Christ has now become the High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands and is not part of this created world. 12 With his own blood—not the blood of goats and calves—he entered the Most Holy Place once for all time and secured our redemption forever.

We are being taken on a walk through what Jesus has done for us. He was sent to earth and lived a perfect life. Eventually living out his perfect plan of dying on the Cross for all of mankind. He was then raised from the dead and eventually taken to Heaven. This Man did it all with us in mind. I love that.

Jesus was tempted many times to sin, but never did. We are tempted many times to sin, and do. I feel the shame that comes along with sin. I feel the guilt. I feel the heartache. I ultimately feel like I disappointed God. Many people look like they live perfect lives on the outside; when really they are feeling everything but perfect on the inside.

This happens a lot in our world. We see preachers, NFL stars, celebrities, and the like, that seem like they have everything figured out. For me it was Barry Bonds. I looked up to this dude so much playing baseball. It felt like he cranked a home run every at bat. I loved watching him. I can remember standing right in front of the TV imitating his stance and swing. As most of you know, he got banged for steroid use and the rest is history. I was crushed. The man I wanted to be like wasn’t who I thought he was. I thought he was perfect.

The thing with being perfect is we don’t have to be. Why? Because Jesus was, is, and always will be. We are not called to be perfect, but rather we are called to be perfectible. You see, Jesus lived the perfect life because He knew we couldn’t. Jesus knows we aren’t perfect and isn’t mad at us for it. All He wants is for us to be more like Him every day. Not perfect, but perfectible.

Am I trying to be perfect?

Do I put on a mask of perfection in front of others?

Dear Lord, You are so good. We thank you for the sacrifice made on the cross by Your Son Jesus. We pray you give us confidence to live as who you made us to be. In your Sons name. Amen.

Have a great day!

C. Lyman


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