Scripture: Hebrews 10:11-14
Journal: How are you trying rather than trusting these days? What does it mean that Jesus sat down? How does that impact what you do on a daily basis? How can you move from trying to trusting?
Reflection: “Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties: again and again offering the same sacrifices” because his work is never done. But when Jesus “had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God” because his work was complete. When he said “It is finished!” he really meant it. His one sacrifice was sufficient for all, “because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” That’s you and me.
But unfortunately, we do not live like that is true. We tend to live like the priests, rather than living in the completed work of Jesus. We just can’t seem to sit still, because we are so busy trying to justify ourselves and make amends for our sinful ways, trying to earn the affection and approval from God that has already been given to us freely—so busy trying, when we should be trusting. Jesus sat down, and because of his finished work, so can we. It really is finished. We just need to live like it is.
Closing Prayer: Forgive us, Lord Jesus, when we fail to trust in your finished work. Forgive us when we get so busy trying that we are no longer trusting. Thank you that you sat down. Help me to do the same. Amen.