A Single Sacrifice
The New and Living Way
The Confession of Our Hope
The Day is Drawing Near
As I prepared to write this devotion, I was amazed (and somewhat dismayed) by some of the topic lines that came to mind. I mean, any one of them would begin a potentially great devotion, but not one struck me with what I needed. It wasn’t until I got to the closing paragraph that it came to me –
WE HAVE CONFIDENCE
Our confidence is not in anything we might say or do! Our confidence is (and always must be) in Jesus Christ as God’s Son and our Savior from sin! He is the One who opened for us a new and living way so that we could enter the holy place of God’s righteousness through His own suffering and death on the cross, rising victorious from His grave, and then ascending triumphantly into heaven to prepare everlasting homes with Him.
Since we have the full assurance of this Christian faith with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water we can hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful and true! We can, because Jesus Christ led the way through death to life. We can, because our forgiveness and salvation are God’s gifts to those who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
We have confidence in Jesus Christ!