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Digging Deeper for Today: Thursday, April 17, 2014
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
God made him who had no sin to be sin[a] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV)
Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All
The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship.
Hebrews 10:1 (NIV)
Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
Hebrews 10:2 (NIV)
But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins.
Hebrews 10:3 (NIV)
It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.
Hebrews 10:4 (NIV)
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
Hebrews 10:5 (NIV)
With burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
Hebrews 10:6 (NIV)
Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’”
Hebrews 10:7 (NIV)
First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law.
Hebrews 10:8 (NIV)
Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second.
Hebrews 10:9 (NIV)
And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Hebrews 10:10 (NIV)
Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Hebrews 10:11 (NIV)
But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
Hebrews 10:12 (NIV)
And since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.
Hebrews 10:13 (NIV)
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
Hebrews 10:14 (NIV)