OUR FATHER WHOSE GREAT SACRIFICE MAKES US PERFECT FOREVER
Hebrews chapter 10 (x16) verse 14 says this;
For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.
The sacrifice being spoken of in this verse is the sacrifice of the life of the Lord Jesus where, as the sinless lamb of God, he was slain to pay the price to redeem all who believed.
This one sacrifice made by God was of such perfection that it was sufficient to perfect those who are being made holy.
A sacrifice is understood to mean the giving up of something of value to gain something for someone else's sake.
The more valuable what is being given is to the giver, the greater the quality of the sacrifice.
If, for example, I give one of my ten coats to help a family member without one, it is a sacrifice but not an extremely notable one. On the other hand, if I were to give my enemy my only coat in winter, the sacrifice would be greater because it would entail a greater cost and risk to the giver.
In the case of Jesus' sacrifice, He was the only begotten Son of God. He was the only being who was the exact and perfect representation of God, the precise portrayal of God by God.
Jesus' sacrifice was the giving of the life of this infinitely valuable perfect person to pay for the sins of the enemies of God so that some of them may be saved if they believed.
The gift that those who believe get from this great sacrifice is that they, having been bought out of sin and death, are then made perfect forever.
Considering the extreme value of this gift, it would be worth surrendering everything in our lives to step forward and believe in what Jesus accomplished for us on the cross, and follow Him.
He is indeed no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he can never lose.
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