Hebrews 9:28 – so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
I’m reading through Hebrews right now and I read this passage last night. There are two things I want to encourage you with today:
1. If you are saved, if you are in Christ, your sins are done away with! Your record is clean because of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection. This is the good news and it’s the kind of thing we forget about far too often. If your sins have been paid; why should you continue living in them? They have been paid for, so now you can live a new life in Christ. You can kill the sins you have struggled with in your flesh because now you live by the Spirit.
2. Are we eagerly waiting for Jesus to come back? I’m not nearly as much as I should be. I recently ordered a new computer online and I was excited to get it because I haven’t had a new computer in years. Every day, probably 3-4 times a day I would go to the Canada Post website, type in the tracking number and see where the computer was. I was anxiously wanting it to come, I couldn’t wait! I was like a child on Christmas morning waiting for his parents to wake up so he could finally open his presents. We need to remember, these things (like my laptop) are but a shadow of the substance which belongs to Christ.
Be encouraged, your sins are done away with and now you can live your new life in Jesus. Now, let us eagerly await the coming of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.