Sleeping well at night is a saying related to having a “clear conscience”. But I wonder could we say that a clean conscience is literally a matter of life and death?
READ HEBREWS 9 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
In the case of a Will, it’s necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a Will is in force only when somebody has died i.e. it never takes effect while the one who made it is living. [v16-17] In this same way, Jesus died and left behind a Will. This is why even the first covenant (the old agreement) could not be put into effect without blood sacrifices. [v18] The “will of God” come into effect when someone or something died.
However, this old system is an illustration for us, in the present time, indicating that the gifts and sacrifices being offered were not able to clear the conscience of the worshiper. [v9] However, through the Creator’s Eternal Spirit, Jesus offered Himself unblemished to God, cleansing our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we can stand before our Maker. [v14] LIFE with a clean conscience is “the will of God” that He left behind in writing for us to have and to hold.
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Finding it hard to speak freely to the One who makes us clean? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
Every day I’ll praise You, Lord. I’ll extol Your name for ever and ever. Great are You and most worthy of praise! Your greatness no one can fathom! [Psalm 145:2-3]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for the people of Turkmenistan[b]
Your Nation: Your county/state leaders
Yourself: Needs of your personal friends
Your concerns for today
You, who did not spare Your own Son, Father God, but gave Him up for us all, how now will You – along with Him – not also graciously give us all things? [Romans 8:32]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
You’ll again have compassion on me, Lord. You’ll tread my sins underfoot and hurl all my iniquities into the depths of the sea! [Micah 7:19]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
Thank-you, Lord my God, for Your incredibly promises: I’ll go out in joy, and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before me, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands! [Isaiah 55:12]
“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”
When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[c] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual Conflict
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” [2 Corinthians 10:4]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31