Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hebrews 10:19-22: Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that He opened for us through the curtain, that is, through His flesh, and since we have a great High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance fo faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
I hope that you won't skip over reading the blog today because you sense that the title is a little, "cheesy." It seems to simple. It sounds a bit generic.
That is true. The title isn't eye catching. At the same time, it describes very well the content of the passage. We have life with God because of Jesus. It's simple. Its' easy. Why do we need to make it complex?
A Simple Life:
There is one key phrase in our passage that keeps this very simple. It is, "by the blood of Jesus." Our life with God is bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. It's simple. We are sinners. It's in our nature. We can talk about "choices" and "free will" all we want. It makes the simple complex. The simplicity is, that no matter what "choices" we make and no matter how "free" our will is, we will never be able to escape the bondage to our nature. Our nature is sinful, meaning, "against God."
And the simple thing is, it is "by the blood of Jesus" that we are "with God." God, through your faith and trust in Jesus and what He did, forgave you of your sins and sinful nature and cleansed your life so that you are "free and clear" to enter into the Holy place, being in the presence of God.
It is that simple.
Do you want to have a fuller life with God? Do you want a life with God? So here is how it's done.
Don't complicate it. Jesus died to forgive you. Jesus' blood shed is the means by which you are saved. There is nothing more simple than that. Believe. Trust God. And when you do, you will have a life with God.
Do You Want to Go Deeper?
Let's go deeper. Ask me your questions. Send me you comments. Let's go deeper into the simple Life with God.
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.