February 18, Reading 2 – Psalm 40, 41


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SAA Notes

Hebrews 10:5-7 puts the words of this psalm into the mouth of Jesus. David is the Christ of God. What he wrote as the Christ comes to its fulfilment in his greater Son – Jesus Christ. David looked forward to the day when God would provide a better sacrifice than the blood of bulls and goats.

SJA Notes

“In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.”

A great thread that runs through history is the idea of sacrifice.

As God’s people we trust in the sacrifice that God made Himself, God the Son becoming man (fully God and fully man) to bear the punishment for our sin – A “once-for-all” sacrifice.

Hebrews 10 in the new testament is a wonderful passage that sheds light for us on these truths.

So because of this once-for-all sacrifice God remembers our sin and lawless deeds no more.

But is the idea of sacrifice still important for us?

Romans 12 tells us, yes – A resounding yes!

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.”

So while forgiveness means there is no more requirement for an offering for sin (Hebrews 10:18) – We are called to offer up ourselves as living sacrifices – Because of what God has done for us! This is our spiritual worship.

* Father God,

Thank You for sending Yourself, God the Son, to earth all those years ago.

Thank You that through Jesus’ work on the cross, His life and death, His blood and righteousness – Because of these things we are forgiven, our sins washed away!

Please Lord God, please aright our hearts today.

Please save the lost, and draw us closer to You.


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