Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scripture of the Day - February 4, 2012

Hebrews 9:22 ... without shedding of blood is no remission.

The penalty for sin is death. That is a fact that we cannot get away from, just as sticking your bare hand into a fire will give you a burn is a fact that we cannot get away from. 

When Adam and Eve sinned they didn't die physically but they did die spiritually. They were now separated from God. Their sin kept them from God and there was only one way to be returned to God...paying the penalty for sin. 

All through the Old Testament they had to bring a sacrifice to represent paying this penalty but the blood of lambs and goats could never atone for our sins. This was just a shadow of things to come. A shadow of ONE who would pay the penalty for ALL mankind. A shadow of Jesus paying the penalty for all of us. He paid the penalty when he hung on the cross thus fulfilling the law. 

Now the only requirement from us is belief in and obedience to Jesus. There is no hope outside Jesus. None of our traditions will get us anywhere, none of our good works will get us anywhere. There is only one way to heaven and that is through Jesus Christ, who took upon himself the sins of the world and paid the penalty for all of us.

The door is still open, all are welcome, seek Him while He may be found.

~Mary Hynes~

Daily B.R.E.A.D.
(Bible Reading Enriches Any Day)
Today's Scripture reading - Exodus 19 & 20, Mark 7 and Psalm 18
Tomorrow's Scripture reading - Exodus 21 & 22 and Mark 8

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May the Lord richly bless you,


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