A new chapter

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 40 (day six)
“then He said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will.’  He takes away the first in order to do the second.  By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”  (Hebrews 10:9-10)  In Psalm 40, David ponders the emptiness of Jewish religion.  He concludes  “sacrifice and offering you have not desired.”  (vs 5)  Everyone already knew it.   People were faithfully going to church, observing the rituals commanded by God’s word, but missing power!   It was a real problem for the man who would build the temple and establish this ceremonial/sacrificial form.  In a prophetic moment, David hears Christ speak.  He will do the Father’s new will.  He will be the needed sacrifice.   Perfect in obedience, perfect in effect, perfect in example.  We must never go back to a system of religion.  Only Christ has the power to cleanse our hearts.  He is the new chapter.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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