For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself.” (Hebrews 7:26–27, NASB95)

The writer to Hebrews contrasts Jesus as high priest with the Old Covenant high priests in this passage.  They had to offer sacrifice daily, for their sins and “for the sins of the people.”  Jesus only offered up a sacrifice one time; he offered up himself.  He was sinless, so he could offer up himself as a perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people.

There is no longer any need to have daily sacrifices in the temple.  We can go to the Lord to confess our sins and they will be forgiven. This is the power of the once-for-all sacrifice of Jesus.  We are set free, he receives the glory that he deserves.

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