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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, December 1


Hebrews 9:12,15


He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.

For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance- now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.


To talk about redemption, we must face Christ's death on the cross. That seems wrong during Advent, but we know it is a vital part of Christ's mission on this earth. Advent allows us to focus on the reality of Christ's birth, and to anticipate once more the life and teaching of Him, the Son of God. But to realize and accept our redemption, we must also face the reality of Christ's death on the cross. That is a painful reality, and I tend to want to avoid really thinking about it. I can't avoid it.


God above, your ways and your plans are more than I can understand. You sent Jesus to us to teach us and ultimately He redeemed us, bringing us to you forever. I don't pretend to understand why it had to happen this way. I am thankful that Jesus completed His mission, and that we have been redeemed. Amen


Becky, transforming



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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Dec 02, 2022

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

Hebrews 9:12

Hebrews 9:15

Under the old covenant sacrifices were offered on a yearly basis from mere animals, in a temporary sacrifice for redemption of their own sins. Jesus didn't offer the blood of mere animals but He offered His very own life as a ransom for His people. The result of Jesus' sacrificial death for us is absolutely staggering. One of the amazing truths throughout the Bible is that our sins are completely paid for, eternally forgiven, forgotten and removed from all records. Jesus has obtained eternal redemption for You and I if we are putting our saving faith in Him. So if I am understanding (Hebrews 9:15 ) there was never any promising redempt…


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Barbara
Barbara
Dec 01, 2022

Hebrews 9: 12,15 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining[a] eternal redemption.

15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.


I was talking to David yesterday about God’s knowledge. I feel that God knew that Adam and Eve would eat that apple and sin. This was the time that God’s plan of redemption was put into action. Sin is a rebellion against God.…


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Tom
Tom
Dec 01, 2022

Hebrews 9:12,15

The writer of Hebrews evokes the image of a kidnapping in describing Jesus’ work on the Cross. Sin nature had kidnapped what God created us to be in the Garden. Jesus, sometimes referred to as the second Adam, paid the ransom to free us from sin with His very life. All we have, all we are in Christ is due to His sacrifice. It is now our duty to add to the ranks of “those who are called” by sharing the Good News of redemption through he embrace of Jesus.


Prayer - Jesus, our redeemer, as we wait for Your return we give thanks for Your ultimate sacrifice. Your love was so great that You chose to die…

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