19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.
it's what we can do.
Do I do it?
I so often lack this confidence.
This full-blood, in-born, confidence in my faith.
I often feel so hesitant and unsure, so aware of my failures.
So not focusing on Christ and his work.
This is so often how I lead my life.
I read these verses and they call me to something more.
They call me to focus on Christ and his work alone.
I feel so weak and uncertain much of the time you know...
But Christ is my high priest. He is.
He loves me dearly and has died for me and come back to life to GIVE me hope and peace and knowledge that he has done it all.... he did it for me, my family, the world. He died. So that I could boldly approach the throne knowing that all my weakness and failure is paid for.
And so that calls me to draw near. To not be afraid or uncertain, to know that I can depend upon him for my EVERYTHING.
He truly has made me clean.
So let me today live this assurance... that Christ is my high priest and he has made all okay. He really has.