It is by God’s will that we have been sanctified through the offering of Jesus Christ once for all.
When he came into the world, Christ said, “You do not require sacrifices and offerings.” In saying this, He abolished the Law with all its requirements.
Christ replaced these with something simple, “I have come to do your will.” It is God’s will to make us holy through Christ’s sacrifice.
Nobody could be holy through the Old Testament Law. All the law did was tell us what to do and prescribe a sacrifice when we fail to do it. It did not deal with the root issue of sin which is our heart.
Christ came and fulfilled the Law for all people forever. He became the perfect sacrifice that takes away the sin of the world.
But He does more than this. When we are saved, the Holy Spirit comes into us and starts the process of making us holy.
The Law changes people on the outside. Christ changes us on the inside so that we are enabled to live a holy life dedicated to the Lord.
Thank you Lord for abolishing the old Law. Please come and change me to make me more and more like you. Amen.