Tag: Hebrews 2:14-15

The Perfect Sacrifice!

Scripture reading for February 18th:  Leviticus 1-3, Psalm 27, Hebrews 2

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 2:9-10, 14-15 “But we see Him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.” . . .”Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.”   

The writer of Hebrews was sharing about how God sent Jesus to earth as the perfect and final sacrifice for our sins and to deliver us from the fear of death.  Sin brings death and fear of punishment.  Jesus came in a human body to experience death for us and destroy the devil who is enslaving us.  But death did not hold Jesus, now crowned with glory and honor, at God’s right hand as our High Priest, made perfect through suffering.

Faith Confession and prayer:  Thank You Jesus for sending Jesus as the perfect sacrifice.  Help me to share the good news of Jesus suffering and death that all men might be delivered from the fear of death.

Leviticus 3:7-8 “If he offers a lamb for his offering, then he shall offer it before the Lord, lay his hand on the head of his offering and kill it in front of the tent of meeting; and Aaron’s sons shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar.”  

Psalm 27:13  “I believe that I shall look on the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”  

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Freedom from fear!

Scripture reading for October 15th:  Isaiah 50-52, Hebrews 2

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 2:14-15 “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.”

Jesus Christ, God’s Son, shared in our humanity by becoming a human being.  He identified with sinful humanity, but Himself was without sin.  He experienced death, the penalty for sin, on our behalf in order to destroy the devil and his power to hold mankind in the grip of death.  He set those in bondage to fear of death free forever!  Hallelujah!

Isaiah 51:12-13 “I, I am He who comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, and the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, and you fear continually all the day because of the wrath of the oppressor, when he sets himself to destroy?  And where is the wrath of the oppressor?”

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for sending Jesus Christ, to deliver me from fear of man and fear of death.  I am a free person because of You!  Amen.

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