A number of years ago–sometime in the 80’s, I think. I was asked to write a devotional for either ProgramAids or something that was published divisionally. Actually, I think our Home League did a women’s program and I wrote the devotional. In any event, I was going through some old files and came across it and thought I would share it with you.
Hebrews 10:15-18 (NKJV)
But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.”
No More! Is it a sad lament or a shout of glory? If there is “no more” of a good thing—like that chocolate cake—then it is a sad lament. But if “no more” rids us of negatives (like no more bills to pay), then we shout “NO MORE” with a note of glory.
The promise of Scripture is NO MORE MEMORY. God promises to forget our sins and iniquities; to remember them “no more”. They are thrown into the sea of forgetfulness when God pronounces them forgiven. If our sins are forgiven, they are forgotten. God has NO MORE MEMORY of them.
NO MORE OFFERING will ever be necessary for our sin. Jesus has satisfied the demand for a sin offering once and for all. The sacrifice of His sinless perfect life on the Cross of Calvary suffices for all sin for all men for all eternity. NO MORE OFFERING is necessary for our sin than the offering made by Jesus.
Because of Jesus’ atonement, we can approach God’s throne of grace with NO MORE FEAR! The veil of the temple was torn in two, giving us access into the holy of holies—“the holiest”—by Christ Jesus. We need not fear as we are invited to enter “with boldness”. We can come with NO MORE FEAR because our hearts are purified from evil conscience by the sprinkling of Jesus’ blood.
“Thou art coming to a King/Large petitions with thee bring/For His grace and power are such/None can ever ask too much.” We come with NO MORE FEAR knowing that, because Jesus has paid the price, there need be NO MORE OFFERING for our sin—and when God forgives, He has NO MORE MEMORY of that sin. HALLELUJAH!