Devotion: Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Sin Sacrifice Forever Efficacious
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews attests that the Son, "after he had provided purification for sins, . . . sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven" (1:3). This is the basic, vital message of Christianity. This is the witness the Christian church, if it is faithful to the revelation God has given it, is proclaiming to the world. Christ Jesus came into the world for the humiliation of death. He came to deal with the sin question as only God could deal with it.
In the Bible we have the ample record of that day, in the fullness of time, when our Lord Jesus Christ hung between heaven and earth on Calvary's cross. The willing Lamb of God, who had come to bear away the sins of the world, was fulfilling His mission. No one on earth could assist him. In those excruciating hours, after evil men had nailed Him to the cross, the Father in heaven pulled down the blinds; darkness prevailed. It was the eternal Son dying to purge our sins. Alone He suffered. Alone He died. But in that suffering and death He accomplished the sacrifice that has perpetual efficacy.