Scripture for Today: Hebrews 9:14 “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”
Our century-old house in France was heated by steam radiators in every room. I was not too thrilled with them but Tiger, our cat, thought they were the perfect place to curl up and have a nap! Central heat may not be so quaint but it is sure more effective. Air would get inside those valves, causing an annoying dripping sound and block the heat. Every so often, my husband would use a special turn key to purge the radiators and evacuate the air.
Today’s verse speaks of our conscience being purged. The Old Testament system of animal sacrifice served its purpose of symbolizing Christ’s death. But how much more perfect was the sacrifice Jesus made, once for all! His sacrifice not only cleanses us from our sin, but purges our consciences as well. His forgiveness is complete.
Satan would like me to think otherwise. He whispers in my ear his accusations. He reminds me of times when I really blew it and let the Lord down. Satan would like nothing better than to take me out of the game and put me on the sidelines. How thankful I am that he is wrong! I do not need to live with that constant annoying dripping sound. My conscience has been purged. I am a new creation in Him. No accusation from the enemy can change this truth. When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can sleep easy knowing that Christ has taken care of every sin and failure.
Thank you, Lord, that You have purged my conscience once for all!