Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 110/260: Read Hebrews 10

Based on everything the Hebrews writer revealed, because of the boldness that Christ’s blood provides, by the new and living way, because He is our High Priest, he says, “Let us draw near.” Don’t shrink back, don’t turn to the left or the right, don’t look for salvation anywhere else. “Let us draw near.”

The boldness we have to approach God’s throne is not based on our goodness, or our ability to walk perfectly, though we should strive to please Him in everything we do. Rather, our boldness comes “by the blood of Jesus.” It is His blood that was “shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). It is His blood that “wash(es) away your sins” (Acts 22:16). It is His blood by which “the church of God…He purchased” (Acts 20:28).

Without His blood, we are without forgiveness. Paul wrote that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). If we were forced to compare our actual righteousness to what God has revealed, and we did not have access to the blood of Jesus to cover our shortcomings, any boldness or confidence we might have would be replaced by absolute terror.

Yet, we have the opportunity to approach Him because of the blood of Jesus. “Let us draw near with a true heart.” What a blessing His mercy truly is.

Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)

Hebrews 8:13. In that He says, “A new covenant,” He has made the first obsolete. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.

Pray

Pray with boldness and confidence a prayer of thanksgiving for Jesus’ sacrifice, and pray for forgiveness.

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