Through the Spirit, Christ offered himself as an unblemished sacrifice, freeing us from all those dead-end efforts to make ourselves respectable, so that we can live all out for God.
Jesus’ sacrifice, his offering of himself as an “unblemished sacrifice,” was not an accident. Yes, evil men put Jesus to death, but it was God’s plan (Acts 2:23). The Holy Spirit guided, prophesied, directed, and led the story through history and brought Jesus to this moment and through this moment to free us from every dead end effort to make our lives lasting and meaningful. This story, Jesus’ triumph, and our part in this story are no accidents! This is the work of God’s Spirit, who has been present every step of the journey.
Righteous Father, thank you for your plan and for the Holy Spirit who helped proclaim it and execute it. Thank you for Jesus who accepted it and won my freedom from sin, death, and uselessness. I praise you from the bottom of my heart. In Jesus’ name I praise you. Amen.
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