February 23


The blood of sprinkling that speaks better things than that of Abel.

Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! § The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. § For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.” … By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Abel … brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering. § Christ … has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. § [Have] boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus.

Heb. 12:24; John 1:29; Rev. 13:8; Heb. 10:4–5, 10;
Gen. 4:4; Eph. 5:2; Heb. 10:22; 10:19


Who knows the power of Your anger?

Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” § The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. § Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us.

God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. § That He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.

Ps. 90:11; Matt. 27:45–46; Isa. 53:6; Rom. 8:1; 5:1;
Gal. 3:13; 1 John 4:9–10; Rom. 3:26

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