Jesus who emptied himself of all heavenly glory for earth and being scarified for humanity is one heck of compelling narrative to capture our hearts.
First the law cannot make us perfect. The law is only a shadow of the good things to come instead of the realities. That means the law is not the realities. It’s only a shadow. And that’s why in the OT, you would need continual offerings every year to make perfect those who draw near. (Heb 10:1) Now therefore God did something unimaginable in human minds, only the divine mind could even conceive of this, which reflects the sacrificial and generous mind of God.
Hebrews 10:5 Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said,“Sacrifices and offerings you have not desired, but a body have you prepared for me; 6 in burnt offerings and sin offerings you have taken no pleasure. 7 Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book.’”
God has not desired sacrifices and offerings, because they are not perfect, it’s only a shadow. God is looking for the real thing. The only to fulfil it, which is mind boggling, is found in Heb 10:5-7 God clearly says he doesn’t desire sacrifices and offerings, but a body God has prepared for Christ. That’s a stunning statement, and it does sound like too much, what on earth which Father will demand the body of his son to accomplish a task? But this is no normal task, it requires nothing less than the highest and utmost holy in heavens and on earth to accomplish it. And the response of the Son is even more stunning and mind blowing, is only a remote comparison, that the Son Jesus Christ, responded, “Behold I have to come to do your will, O God, as it is written of me in the scroll of the book” The book here is the Scripture, the Word of God. In fact, ironically, Jesus is the Word of God. Therefore, Jesus to come into the world to be sacrificed is already written in the Logos, the Word of God, which is himself! How difficult to fathom this is? But in reality, “Beheld I have come to do your will, O God” is the man Jesus Christ, the Logos, the Word of God, is the divine Jesus. The duality of Jesus has been very confusing, but it manifested the utter most love and sacrifice of Jesus, and God to the world. The Trinity from all eternity has already planned all these out before the foundation of the world, that this is going to happen.
And Jesus being sacrificed in this world, is the only way to establish the new covenant:
Hebrews 10:16 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them and write them on their minds,”
By this once and for all by this ultimate sacrifice by the Son of God himself, we see a new covenant established between God and mankind. And that’s God’s laws are put in our hearts and written on our minds. This was impossible before the sacrifice of Christ, all these is ours now. No more the stubborn rebellion of Israel as in the wilderness of Sinai.
Hebrews 10:16-18 (ESV) 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” 17 then he adds,“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
Because of the above, we now can have the laws written in our hearts. That’s what we mean our faith is organic. Its organically form our hearts, not mechanically from our minds. Therefore we serve the Lord from our hearts, not because we have to get into heaven. We worship God and want to obey him because he’s got laws in our hearts, due to the once and for all sacrifice on the cross as the Son of God for us all.
Hebrews 10:23-25 (ESV) 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Because of that, we can confess of our hope without wavering, for God who promised is faithful. And lets us stir one another up to love and good works, and meet together, encouraging one another, all the more we see the Day drawing near.
There is no way for anyone to backslide after hearing that narrative of what the Son of God for us mere humans on this earth!