He didn’t appear many times before God to ask for the forgiveness of sins. He didn’t have to appear over and over and over. He appeared once and for all, to do away with sin forever. Jesus got to the root cause of the problem, sin.
Sin is what separates us from God. And through his living sacrifice, Jesus resolved the root cause of the problem and overcame sin once and for all. And because of this, we always have a way to be close to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
“For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with human hands that was only a copy of the true one; he entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence.” – Hebrews 9:24
To overcome sin, Jesus didn’t enter the out room of the temple. He didn’t even enter the inner room, the most holy place where only the priests could enter once a year. He went straight to the most holy place that exists – heaven itself. It wasn’t an annual holy sacrifice. It was once and done, forever.
This my friends is the perfect case study of root cause analysis and problem solving in action. Not only did Jesus defeat sin, but he also solved the one problem that we will all face someday, the death of our bodies. Jesus solved big problems and he solved them forever by getting to the root of the problem.
And through the crucifixion of Jesus his Will goes into effect. And in His Will, he granted us, his children, eternal life. What an inheritance! It is stamped sealed and delivered folks, meant strictly for you and I. And through his life example he showed us the Way. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Light.
Jesus solved the two greatest problems that face mankind. And his solution was so simple that it is mind-blowing. We would do so well to model our problem solving abilities after Jesus, the ultimate problem solver of all time.
Jesus has the answer to all of our problems. He is the answer.
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Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your living Word and what you reveal to me daily. We know that everything we are and have is a gift from you. Help us to use what you have given us for good. Use us as instruments to bring others to the truth and knowledge of you, and to advance your kingdom according to your Will. Fill us with your Holy Spirit. Guide our every step. Fill our hearts with love, our minds with wisdom, our bodies with strength, and our souls with peace. Help us to have an awesome day. We give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Isaiah 11-14; Hebrews 9
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.” – Ephesians 1:11-14
- “Therefore he [Jesus] is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.” – Hebrews 9:15
- “According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you” – 1 Peter 1:3-4
- “Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.” – Romans 8:23
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