here @ Bible Gateway) for the past several days. Chapter 5 (here @ Bible Gateway) was today’s reading.
This time through I have been struck by how grateful I am that I live on this side of Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The amount of work that had to take place – the detail of that work. In order to come before the Lord to ask for His forgiveness is nearly beyond my comprehension.
I am, you are, able, because of Christ’s sacrifice, to come immediately into His presence with our confession, worship, requests, and intercession. There is no separating veil. There is no mediating high priest. I do not have to look through the catalog of appropriate sacrifices to determine what I have to bring to the tabernacle or temple. Knowing me, I would mess that process up somehow.
No, I do not need to go anywhere to be with Him. He is in me and I am in Him. I just begin to pray. No preamble, no sprinkled blood – His took care of that requirement.
The most amazing thing is that I can do it myself. It is personal. I can know Him. I can talk to Him. He hears. He responds. I do not have to depend on some consecrated mediator.
This is so much better.