And since we have a great High Priest
who rules over God’s house,
let us go right into the presence of God
with sincere hearts fully trusting him.
For our guilty consciences
have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean…
if we deliberately continue sinning
after we have received knowledge of the truth,
there is no longer any sacrifice
that will cover these sins.
There is only the terrible expectation of God’s judgment…
It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Hebrews 10:21-22, 26, 31
…we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place
because of the blood of Jesus.
By his death,
Jesus opened a new and life-giving way
through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.
But because Jesus lives forever,
his priesthood lasts forever.
Therefore he is able,
once and forever,
to save those who come to God through him.
He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf.
…it is impossible for God to lie.
we who have fled to him for refuge
can have great confidence
as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.
It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
Jesus has already gone in there for us…
For we know
that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down
(that is, when we die and leave this earthly body),
we will have a house in heaven,
an eternal body made for us by God himself
and not by human hands.
2 Corinthians 5:1
You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Trust in the LORD always,
for the LORD GOD is the
Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
Say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you.”
Isaiah 35:1, 3-4
The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.
Because he bends down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have breath!