“… there is no longer any offering for sin.” – Hebrews 10:18
The book of Hebrews is one long, cumulative argument for the superiority of the New Covenant over the old one. One failing in the Old Covenant was the need to repeatedly make offering for sin – it was never complete, never done with, there would always be something else come along that required a fresh offering.
Hebrews 10:12 & 14 show that Jesus’ single sacrifice is effective for all time:
“For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” – Hebrews 10:14
So, there is therefore no sacrifice to be made, there is no longer an offering for sin, because the offering has been made fully and finally, for all time by Jesus Christ. I am free to draw near with a true heart and in full assurance of faith (Hebrews 10:22)! I am washed, clean!
On this basis, we stand before God with empty hands – there is nothing that we could bring that would satisfy Him – but Jesus has already satisfied Him, so, we come, empty handed yet boldly, no offering, but full assurance.
If this is the case, then surely we must avail ourselves of this amazing new and living way!