On June 18th I’ll start my book launch of “A Glorious Sacrifice – Seeing and Savoring God’s Matchless Love.” You’ll be receiving each of the 40 short devotionals … one per day. They take about 3 minutes to read. At the end of the launch the book will be available on Amazon as an E-book.
I encourage you to share this book launch with those who are discouraged. Jesus’ sacrifice is all-sufficient to overcome any discouragement. Furthermore, His sacrifice is the greatest reality that our finite mind can wrap itself around? There are infinite breadths, lengths, heights, and depths of His love, grace, peace, and comfort for our soul.
Today and tomorrow I want to whet your appetite for what’s coming by highlighting two verses in relation to the cross:
And he [Jesus] said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”
There are two major covenants—the Old and New Covenant. Both were inaugurated by blood: “Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood” (Heb. 9:18). The second covenant—the New Covenant—was inaugurated by Jesus’ blood.
Whenever we think about Jesus’ death on the cross, we have to think in covenant terms—a will. A will doesn’t come into effect until the one who made it dies: “For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive” (Heb. 9:16-17).
Our salvation is the unfolding of God’s will—His New Covenant. The Christian life is the continuous discovery of God’s will, established by the One who made it, died for it, and who will fully enact it.
The Devotional Writer
Author of “An Unfathomable Gift!“