AFTER SAYING ABOVE SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT OFFERINGS
AND SACRIFICES FOR SIN THOU HAST NOT DESIRED NOR HAST THOU TAKEN PLEASURE IN
THEM WHICH ARE OFFERED ACCORDING TO THE LAW: anoteron legon (PAPMSN) hoti thusias kai prosphoras
kai holokautomata: peri hamartias ouk ethelesas (2SAAI) oude eudokesas (2SAAI) aitines kata nomon prospherontai,(3PPPI):
After saying above
- In Hebrews 10:8-9 the
writer again quotes from Ps 40:6, 7, 8, but this time in a condensed form.
“Above” refers back to Heb 10:5. The writer shows the
incompetence of animal sacrifices to satisfy the will of God, and
the setting aside of the same in order that room might be made for
that Sacrifice which will permanently satisfy His holy requirements.
When Messiah offers Himself as the sacrifice, God takes away the
First Testament and brings in the second or the New Testament. And
this is the argument of the Book of Hebrews. (Hebrews
(lego) means to speak or talk, with an apparent focus upon content of
what is said.
indicates continually saying which would refer to the enduring character of
any and all of God's Word (Mt 24:35, Mk 13:31, Lk 21:33)
(anoteros) is the comparative of ano (above) and can mean
above or preceding as in this verse (a higher place in the written column) or higher, better or more honorable
place at the table as in the only other NT use (Lk 14:10). Anoteros
is first in the Greek sentence for emphasis.
Saying above, when he said. That
is, the Messiah. The word "above" refers here to the former part of he
quotation. That is, "having in the former part of what was quoted said that
God did not require sacrifices, in the latter part he says that he came to
do the will of God in the place of them." Sacrifice and offering and
burnt, offerings, etc. These words are not all used in the Psalm from
which the apostle quotes, but the idea is, that the specification there
included all kinds of offerings. The apostle dwells upon it because it was
important to show that the same remark applied to all the sacrifices which
could be offered by man. When the Redeemer made the observation about the
inefficacy of sacrifices, he meant that there was none of them which would
be sufficient to take away sin.
offerings - Earle remarks that "These words may carelessly be thought of
as synonymous. But they are not. The first, prosphora, literally
means "something brought to." It aptly describes an "offering," which
was "brought to" the altar. It might be composed of meal or oil, or even be
a drink offering. On the other hand, "sacrifice" is thusia...Christ
was both. It takes all the offerings of the OT—described in detail in the
early chapters of Leviticus—to typify the many-sided work of Christ in His
redemption of humanity." (Word Meanings in the New Testament)
from thuo/thyo = to slay,
sacrifice or kill a
sacrificial victim; to bring a religious offering to a deity)
refers literally to animal
sacrifices that were slain and offered on the altar.
Homer (about nine
centuries before Christ) used thusia to describe the "smoke or
burnt offering." Later the sense of thusia was broadened to
mean the actual slaying of a sacrifice. According to Pindar,
thusia was the very ritual of sacrifice, the religious service in
which a sacrifice was brought.
NIDNTT notes that in classic
Greek usage the verb form thuo (which has been in use since Homer some
9 centuries prior to Christ)...
has in secular Gk. the basic
meaning of to sacrifice, though originally in connexion with the
smoke-offering it meant to smoke, and in particular, in the active
form, to offer a smoking or a burnt sacrifice (Homer, Il. 9, 219; Xen.,
Cyr. 8, 7, 3). Because sacrificial animals or portions of animals-and
human beings also-were burnt, thyo also assumed the meaning to
slaughter for cultic ends (Hdt., 1, 216; Eur., Iph. Taur. 621). The
noun thysia (since Pindar) signifies the ritual of sacrifice as
well as the sacrificial animal or any other similar sacrificial gift (Hdt.,
4, 60; Thuc., 8, 70).
Colin, Editor. New International Dictionary of NT Theology. 1986.
- excellent resource for in depth word studies)
Thusia is used figuratively in the
NT. Thusia refers to the death of Christ as an offering
of Himself to God (Ep 5:2-note).
Thusia is used to refer to the
volitional choice of a believer to make a consecration or surrender of
one's whole life unto God (Ro 12:1-note).
thusia refers to the believer's
offering of praise and good deeds (He 13:16-note) to God, an offering that is acceptable to God only
through Jesus, only on the basis of His shed blood (He 13:15-note).
Peter concurs saying we are "to offer up spiritual
sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." (1Pe 2:5-note)
Someone once said that "Sacrifice is the
ecstasy of giving the best we have to the one we love the most."
Detzler notes that...
In the Septuagint Greek Old
Testament, this word (thusia) was used to describe the Jewish
sacrificial system. It also characterized the action of bringing a
sacrifice. In fact, most of the major characters in the Old Testament
brought sacrifices. Among them were: Noah (Ge 8:20), Abraham (Ge
12:6), Isaac (Ge 26:25), Jacob (Ge 33:20), Moses (Ex. 17:15), Elijah
(1Ki 18:31), and David (2Sa 24:18)....
The words (thusia/thuo -
Thuo = 14x in 13v - Mt 22:4; Mk 14:12; Lk 15:23, 27, 30; 22:7; Jn
10:10; Ac 10:13; 11:7; 14:13, 18; 1Co 5:7; 10:20) pertaining to
sacrifice occur about 40 times in the Greek New Testament. Jesus gave
basic teaching about the priority of sacrifice. In the Sermon on the
Mount He warned against bringing a sacrifice when there is sin in
one's life (Mt 5:23, 24). Later on He chided some Pharisees, because
they substituted sacrifices for mercy (He 9:13; 12:7). When sacrifices
were turned into commerce and exploited for personal gain, Jesus
struck out literally and expelled the animal salesmen from the temple
(Jn 21:12-17). Nevertheless, the earthly parents of Jesus, Joseph and
Mary, brought a sacrifice at the time of Jesus' temple dedication (Lk
2:24). Their sacrifice was sincere.
In the Book of Acts, the church moved away from the Jewish sacrificial
system. The early Christians realized that Jesus Christ had brought
the only perfect Sacrifice, Himself.
It was the perversion of the old sacrifices, the offering to a golden
calf, that Stephen condemned in his last sermon (Ac 7:41). The Apostle
Paul fulfilled his vow and brought a sacrifice when he returned to
Jerusalem at the end of his missionary journeys (Ac 21:26).
The Epistles emphasize the perfection of Christ's sacrifice, and the
effectiveness of His death on our behalf. The theme is sounded in
Romans, where Paul proclaimed that the sacrificed Saviour made us
right with God (Ro 3:23-note,
It is in Hebrews, however, that this theme is fully developed. The
priesthood of Christ is built on the idea of His atoning sacrifice (He
Part of the priestly task was sacrifice, which was exemplified
perfectly in Christ (He 5:1-9). Not only did Christ present Himself as
a sacrifice, but His sacrifice was once for all (He 7:27-note).
Animal sacrifices could never cleanse one's conscience, but Christ's
sacrifice could (He 9:9-14). On the basis of His sacrifice, Christ now
exercises an intercessory ministry on our behalf (He 10:11, 12-note).
Because Christ sacrificed Himself on our
behalf, Christians are also told to make sacrifices. They should
present their bodies as living sacrifices to God (Ro 12:1-2). Their
daily lives of separation from sin are an imitation, though a pale
one, of the sacrifice of Christ (Ep 5:2-note).
When Christians financially support the ministry, they also bring
sacrifices to the Lord (Php 4:18-note).
In fact, all Christians are priests designated to bring spiritual
sacrifices to the Lord (1Pe 2:5-note,
Because of the deep significance attached to the sacrifice of Christ,
the New Testament is strong in condemning sacrifices to idols. At the
Jerusalem Council all of the apostolic leaders agreed to denounce
sacrifices to idols (Acts 15:29). Paul insisted that idols were no
gods at all; in fact they were nothing but bits of wood or stone (1Co
8:1, 4, 7).
Since Christ has been sacrificed, all other religious sacrifices are
out of date. The only acceptable sacrifice is the sacrifice of worship
and service which dedicated believers bring to their Lord.
28x in the NT -
Matthew 9:13 "But go and learn what
this means: 'I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT SACRIFICE,' for I did
not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Comment: This verse is an
excellent "commentary" on Hebrews 10:8 - God took no delight in
sacrifices as such if they were not the product of a proper attitude.
The same comment would apply to the next two uses of thusia
Matthew 12:7 "But if you had known what this means, 'I DESIRE
COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE,' you would not have condemned
Mark 12:33 AND TO LOVE HIM WITH ALL THE HEART AND WITH ALL THE
UNDERSTANDING AND WITH ALL THE STRENGTH, AND TO LOVE ONE'S NEIGHBOR AS
HIMSELF, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
Luke 2:24 (Context Jesus' parents offering sacrifice - Lk 2:22, 23)
and to offer a sacrifice according to what was said in the Law
of the Lord, "A PAIR OF TURTLEDOVES OR TWO YOUNG PIGEONS."
Luke 13:1 Now on the same occasion there were some present who
reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with
Evidently, some worshipers from Galilee were condemned by Rome—perhaps
because they were seditious zealots (see Mt 10:4)—and were sought out
and killed in the temple by Roman authorities while in the process of
offering a sacrifice. Such a killing would have been the grossest sort
of blasphemy. Incidents like this inflamed the Jews’ hatred of Rome
and finally led to rebellion, and the destruction of Jerusalem in a.d.
J.: The MacArthur Study Bible Nashville: Word)
Acts 7:41 "At that time they made a calf and brought a sacrifice
to the idol, and were rejoicing in the works of their hands. 42 "But
God turned away and delivered them up to serve the host of heaven; as
it is written in the book of the prophets, 'IT WAS NOT TO ME THAT YOU
OFFERED VICTIMS AND SACRIFICES FORTY YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS,
WAS IT, O HOUSE OF ISRAEL?
Comment: From the outset
when Israel was solemnly given the law, they rebelled against the
Giver and only Living God and willfully turned to worthless and
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your
bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is
your spiritual service of worship.
John Sutherland Bonnell -
"Take that gift God has entrusted to you, and use it in the service of
Christ and your fellowmen. He will make it glow and shine like the
very stars of heaven."
John Benton - Sacrifice is
the giving up of something we genuinely value in order to express our
devotion to God.
Jim Elliot - He is no fool
who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
C T Studd - If Jesus Christ
be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to
make for him.
Amy Carmichael poetically
pictures the living and holy sacrifice of Romans 12:1 in her famous
Give me the love that leads the
The faith that nothing can dismay,
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire.
Let me not sink to be a clod;
Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.
1 Corinthians 10:18 Look at the nation Israel; are not those who eat
the sacrifices sharers in the altar?
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up
for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the
sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy
with you all.
Vine comments that thusia:
"here stands for the victim, not for the act of sacrificing. While in
one aspect the believers were the sacrifice, as being consecrated to
God, each being “a living sacrifice,” and that by reason of their
faith, yet in Paul’s view here they were the offerers, their faith was
the sacrifice, and Paul was the libation."
W. Collected writings of W. E. Vine. Nashville: Thomas Nelson
R. G. LeTourneau (read his bio!)
(1888-1969) was a man who typifies "the sacrifice" of his
faith. Having become a multi-millionaire from the invention and
production of earth-moving machinery he used his machinery and money
to build roads in Latin America to open the jungle for missionary
advance. He founded a Christian university in LeTourneau College in
Longview, Texas (one of my disciples opens each morning's class with
the sola Scriptura devotional of the day - Daily Light indicating
LeTourneau U. has not drifted from its Christian moorings!).
LeTourneau's legacy included building large Christian and Missionary
Alliance Churches at Lima. Though
made millions, he gave nine-tenths of it to the
Lord's work (so much for the "tithe"!), setting a high standard for
the sacrifice of faith! As F B Meyer once said (and as
proven truth in LeTourneau's life and continuing legacy) "God will be
our compensation for every sacrifice we have made."
The famous orphanage founder and
man of prayer George Mueller said that "Self-denial is not so
much an impoverishment as a postponement: we make a sacrifice of
present good for the sake of a future and greater good."
But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am
amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent,
a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to
For every high priest taken from among men is appointed on behalf of
men in things pertaining to God, in order to offer both gifts and
sacrifices for sins;
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.
For every high priest is appointed to offer both gifts and
sacrifices; so it is necessary that this high priest also have
something to offer.
which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and
sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in
Therefore it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens
to be cleansed with these, but the heavenly things themselves with
better sacrifices than these.
Otherwise, He would have needed to suffer often since the foundation
of the world; but now once at the consummation of the ages He has been
manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and
not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices
which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw
Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE
AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR
After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE BURNT
OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU
TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law),
Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the
same sacrifices, which can never take away sins;
but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN
AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD,
For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the
truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain,
through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God
testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he
Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of
praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His
name. 16 And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such
sacrifices God is pleased.
sacrifice as the act of
offering to a deity something precious! Here thusia is
used metaphorically to describe their volitional offering of their
1 Peter 2:5-note
you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house
for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
Thusia - 295x
in the non-apocryphal
(Often rendered offering in NAS) - Gen 4:3, 5; 31:54; 46:1; Ex
10:25; 12:27; 18:12; 24:5; 29:34, 41f; 30:9; 32:6; Lev 1:9, 13, 17; 2:1ff,
13ff; 3:1, 3, 6, 9; 4:10, 26, 31, 35; 5:13; 6:14f, 20f, 23; 7:9ff, 15ff,
20f, 29, 32, 34, 37; 9:4, 17f; 10:12, 14; 14:10, 20f, 31; 17:5, 7f; 19:5;
21:6, 21; 22:21, 29; 23:13, 16, 18f, 37; 26:31; Num 4:16; 5:15, 18, 25f;
6:15, 17f; 7:13, 17, 19, 23, 25, 29, 31, 35, 37, 41, 43, 47, 49, 53, 55, 59,
61, 65, 67, 71, 73, 77, 79, 83, 87f; 8:8; 10:10; 15:3ff, 8f, 24; 16:15;
23:3, 15; 25:2; 28:5, 8f, 13, 20, 26, 28, 31; 29:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18f,
21f, 24f, 27f, 30f, 33f, 37ff; Deut 12:27; 27:7; 32:38; 33:19; Josh 8:30;
22:23, 26ff; Judg 6:18; 13:19, 23; 1Sa 1:21, 24; 2:17, 19, 29; 3:14; 6:15;
9:12f; 10:8; 11:15; 15:22; 16:3, 5; 20:6, 29; 26:19; 2Sa 14:17; 1 Kgs
8:62ff; 12:27; 18:29; 2 Kgs 3:20; 10:19, 21; 16:13, 15; 1 Chr 9:31; 21:23;
23:29; 29:21; 2 Chr 7:1, 5, 12; 29:31; 30:22; 31:2; 33:16; Ezra 7:17; 9:4f;
Neh 10:33; Job 1:5; 20:6; Ps 4:5; 20:3; 27:6; 40:6; 50:5, 8, 14, 23; 51:16f,
19; 96:8; 106:28; 107:22; 116:17; 141:2; Prov 7:14; 15:8; 16:7; 21:3, 27;
Eccl 5:1; Isa 1:11; 19:21; 34:6; 43:23f; 56:7; 57:6f; 65:4; 66:20; Jer 6:20;
7:21f; 14:12; 17:26; 46:10; Ezek 39:17, 19; 42:13; 44:11, 15, 29; 45:15, 17,
24; 46:5; Dan 2:46; 4:1; 8:11ff; 9:21, 25; 11:31; 12:11; Hos 3:4; 6:6; 8:13;
9:4; Joel 1:9, 13; 2:14; Amos 4:4; 5:22, 25; Jonah 1:16; Zeph 1:7f; 3:10;
Zech 9:1; Mal 1:8, 10f, 13; 2:12f; 3:3f
= toward, before + phero = to bring or bear) literally is "a bringing
before" and thus describes the act of offering or a bringing to and
metonymically to that which is offered (a gift, a present).
The major Scriptural
use of prosphora is found in Hebrews 10 (5x) and thus it behooves one
to study these passages in context to derive a good sense of the meaning of
Phosphora - 9x
in 9v - offering(6), offerings(2), sacrifice(1).
Acts 21:26 Then Paul took the men, and the next day, purifying himself along
with them, went into the temple giving notice of the completion of the days
of purification, until the sacrifice was offered for each one of
Acts 24:17 "Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to
to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, ministering
as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the Gentiles
may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave
Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant
Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says, "SACRIFICE
AND OFFERING YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, BUT A BODY YOU HAVE PREPARED FOR
After saying above, "SACRIFICES AND OFFERINGS AND WHOLE
BURNT OFFERINGS AND sacrifices FOR SIN YOU HAVE NOT DESIRED, NOR HAVE YOU
TAKEN PLEASURE in them" (which are offered according to the Law),
By this will we have been sanctified through the offering
of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those
who are sanctified.
Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no
longer any offering for sin.
Prosphora - 4x
in the Septuagint - 1Ki 7:34; Ps 39:7; Da 3:38; 4:37
(holokautoma) refers to a victim the whole (and not like other
victims only a part) of which is burned (Latin holocaustum). This word is
used in the Septuagint The Septuagint Ex 30:20; Lev 5:12; 23:8,25,21).
literally conveys the sense of
missing the mark as when hunting with a bow and arrow (in Homer some hundred
times of a warrior hurling his spear but missing his foe). Later hamartia
came to mean missing or falling short of any goal, standard, or purpose.
Ryrie adds that "this is not only a negative idea but includes the
positive idea of hitting some wrong mark."
(Not = absolute
negation) Desired (2309)
(thelo) means first resolved, determined, or purposed, then to desire
or wish and as here in Hebrews to take delight or have pleasure (cp Col
2:18, Mt 9:13, 12:7 [Lxx of Ho 6:6], Lxx Ps 112:1, 147:10, Ezek 18:32).
Have you taken pleasure (2106)
from eu = well, good
+ dokeo = to think) means literally to think well of and so to be
well pleased, to take pleasure or delight in (This is the meaning of
eudokeo in this passage albeit in a negative sense). The idea is to find
satisfaction in something or someone or to view with approval.
delight means to take great pleasure, to give keen enjoyment, to provide
a high degree of gratification, something God did not do with the sacrifices
and offerings (for reasons discussed elsewhere).
explains this easily confused statement...This does not suggest that the old sacrifices were wrong, or that sincere
worshipers received no benefit from obeying God's Law. It only means that
God had no delight in sacrifices as such, apart from the obedient hearts of
the worshipers. No amount of sacrifices could substitute for obedience (1Sa
15:22, Ps. 51:16, 17; Is 1:11, 19; Je 6:19, 20; Ho 6:6; Am 5:20, 21).
W: Bible Exposition Commentary - New Testament. 1989. Victor)
- If we had to render to God something by which we should be
accepted, we should be always in jeopardy. But now, since we are
accepted “in the beloved” (Eph 1:6-note),
we are safe beyond all hazard. Had we to find that with which we
should appear before the Most High God, we might still be asking,
“Shall I approach him with burnt offerings, with bull calves a year
old? Will Yahweh be pleased with thousands of rams, with myriads of
rivers of oil?” (Micah 6:6-7-note)
nor did you delight in An end was made of the types and shadows of
the ceremonial law, that the real substance might be introduced by
Christ. Never imagine that the old Jewish ceremonial law is to drag
on its existence and to be intermingled with the Christian
dispensation. No! As the shadows of the night vanish when the sun
arises, as the lamps in the street are put out when daylight
returns, so was it with all the types and shadows of the ancient law
when the great Antitype appeared.
Simon J. Kistemaker
helps us understand God's displeasure at the sacrifices which were
according to the Law by taking us...
back to the beginning of human history recorded in Genesis. God looked
with favor on the offering that Abel brought him, but with disfavor on
Cain's offering. Why was Abel's offering—"fat portions from some of the
firstborn of his flock"—acceptable, and the offering of Cain—"some of
the fruits of the soil"—unacceptable (Ge 4:3, 4, 5)? The writer of Hebrews
answers by saying,
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was
commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings (He 11:4-note).
The author of Hebrews asserts not that God has an aversion to offerings
presented to him, but that sacrifices offered without faith and obedience
are an abomination (Is 1:11, 12, 13, 14-note;
Amos 5:21, 22). Through Hosea God says to Israel,
For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than
burnt offerings" (Ho 6:6). (Baker
New Testament Commentary – Exposition of Thessalonians, the Pastorals, and
Hebrews) (Bolding added)
from prós = to, toward + phéro = bring)
means to carry or bring something into the presence of someone usually
implying a transfer of something to that person carry to. It refers to an
offering, whether of gifts, prayers, or sacrifices.
According to the
Law - The writer describes God's displeasure over sacrifices but adds
that they are according to the Law, just in case his Jewish audience
might think he is referring to sacrifices such as the pagans who did not
know God offered to dumb idols who are no gods. No, the writer is referring
to the very sacrifices God Himself had ordained in the OT.
echoed the thoughts of the writer of Hebrews 10:8 when he said...Sacrifice without obedience is sacrilege.
that...That none of his readers should miss this
important point the writer takes pains to indicate clearly, in Hebrews
10:8, 9, 10, the meaning of the quote from Psalm 40. He acknowledges that though
God authorized the animal sacrifices of the past, He did not delight in
them. Then he stresses the fact that Christ deliberately set Himself to do
the will of the Father, though He knew it would lead to pain and separation.
Intimations of Gethsemane are certainly present in these words, though it
was on the Cross that they were fully carried out. Here the writer also
declares that the death of Jesus, by fulfilling the will of the Father,
completely replaces the provision of animal deaths which had provided some
degree of forgiveness before. Finally, he announces the only possible
conclusion: it is by the fulfillment of the will of God in the once-for-all
sacrifice of Jesus Christ (note the double name, only here in Hebrews) that
we (all believers) have been made holy. The Greek expression for made holy
indicates action with a lasting effect. We have been made holy by the death
of Jesus, and we remain holy even though we struggle with daily weakness and
sin. This should be borne in mind when we come to the statement in He 12:14 (see note),
“without holiness no one will see the Lord.” It is a holiness obtained by
faith, not by self-righteous effort, and it is not lost by momentary
failure. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!”
(Ro 8:1-note). (Hebrews
10:1-39 Let Us Go On!)