November 10 – Hebrews 10:8-10. How to be Holy.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

November 10 – Hebrews 10:8-10. How to be Holy.

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. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

How hard do you work at being holy?

Sometimes I think we get it all twisted up – that it is our job to be holy, that we have to work at it and that we have to prove to God that we’ve done everything in our power to be holy.

Peter says “Be holy in all you do.” (1 Peter 1:15), but he goes on to explain that our purification comes from obeying the truth.  We are purified because we obey Jesus Christ, not because we do anything by ourselves.

He made us holy by His sacrifice.  We don’t make ourselves holy by our actions.