He Sat Down

After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high [Hebrews 1:3 ESV]

The Mosaic Law contained a set of rules that dealt with the types of animal sacrifices that were required to deal with sins. These sacrifices were done on a continual basis in Jerusalem even in the days of Christ. Sacrifices were a large focus of Judaism and every Jew was compelled to participate.

In a sense sin, and the need for purification, was always before a believer. In contrast these verses speak to a different type of cleansing. When we read "he sat down" we understand that another sacrifice is not needed. On the cross Jesus eliminated the need for sacrifice because sin was dealt with in full.

Yet even today there is a sin consciousness that is prevalent amongst Christians. These identify more as ones sinning than ones forgiven. At every turn they seem to be reminded of their failings and shortcomings. These have never discovered the truth that Jesus has purified us from our sins.

We give thanks to you Lord for the finished work of your son on the cross.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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