Hebrews 10:26

“For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins…”

This verse is a co-thought with the one in Romans 6:1. There Paul asks a similar question, and the answer to Paul’s question is much the same as the statement in Hebrews 10:26. Paul asks, “Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?” Paul answers his question in the negative, and the Hebrews writer doubles down. A rejection of the offering of Christ for our sins leaves us with no alternative. We know now that the blood of bulls and goats is defenseless against the continuing push of sin and sins. Only the blood of Jesus can remove those sins effectively. To reject His blood is to reject God’s forgiveness. He will not send another savior. He will not honor the agreement of an old covenant.

In that same chapter of Romans mentioned above, Paul makes it clear that we are dead to sin if alive to Jesus. We are dead to the old covenant and its rules and regulations. In Christ, we have the complete and total redemption of sins. We buried our old man and his sins in the water grave of baptism, sharing in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Why would we want to go back to that old man and his way of life?

Task for Today: It’s Jesus or its death. Today, make your choice. Serve the old man of sin or the new man of righteousness. Either go back to the old or be saved by the new. Moses, or Jesus. What do you choose? Have you died to sin? Have you been raised to walk in newness of life? Reread Romans, chapter 6, today.

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