Scripture in the Morning #86
Hebrews 2:17 He had to be made like His brothers in every respect, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
Jesus chose to die. Jesus is both the Great High Priest and the Lamb sacrificed. Tomorrow we see what was accomplished by the death of the Lamb. To understand His death, we must understand what the term “propitiation” means. But that will require some background first…
Habakkuk 1:13 You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong…
Thus, God cannot be in the presence of sin; we are sinners; unless our sin is removed we cannot go to heaven where God resides.
Prov 11:21 Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.
Job 10:14 If I sinned, you would be watching me and would not let my offense go unpunished.
The Scriptures are clear… no sin goes unpunished. So… God cannot be in the presence of sin; we are sinners; unless our sin is removed we cannot go to heaven where God resides AND our sin must be punished. So… our sin must be punished and removed… before we die and go to heaven.
How does this work? The detailed answer comes tomorrow (when we define the term “propitiation”). For today, know this… the answer is generally the Grace of God through Christ.