Even the God of 9-11, Part 4

          My pastor says that God is not the God of the second chance; He’s the God of another chance. So true. Most of us have used up our second chance years ago. We’re probably on chance number 358, 296 by now. It’s good to know that Jesus is our hope when we mess up. 

         Hebrews 9:11-14 says:

  •  When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God! (NIV)

          Realizing that Jesus’ blood has brought us into communion with God by washing our sins away, the least we can do is thankfully live for Him. It is incumbent upon us to make the right choices in serving Him. Let’s be about the business of making the necessary changes immediately. 

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©2011 Sharon Norris Elliott. Feel free to forward this devotion in its entirety, including this copyright line. Leave comments, ask questions, read past devotions, or subscribe to receive these devotions daily in your e-mail at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com. Also, periodically check in at www.LifeThatMatters.net to see what’s going on in the ministry.

 And pick up a copy of Sharon’s new book, Power Suit: The Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame, available at Christian bookstores, online, from New Hope Publishers, and from the Life That Matters Ministries’ website.

 

~ by sanewriter on September 14, 2011.

2 Responses to “Even the God of 9-11, Part 4”

  1. Thank you! I am praying for a miracle for my kids and myself right now. This message gives me hope.

  2. Thanks Sharon, those verses from Hebrews were just what I needed today. Proverbs 15:23b.

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