Feb 19th 2021 · Day 50
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Reading Leviticus 4, it sounds more like a job than redemption! But these are times before Jesus was born and shows the seriousness of sin, especially for an ‘anointed priest’.
Have you ever thought what it was like before Jesus was the only sacrifice, the perfect sacrifice for our sin? In Leviticus 4 and 5, we have an inkling of what that looked like. It was a time where you would have had to prepare your unblemished sacrifice for it to be accepted, or follow strict regimes as an offering for acceptance; a time so different from today! But here we see how heavy the weight of sin is. Hebrews 3:16-19 also gives us a sobering picture of the consequences of sin.
Today I think we can make light of our sin; a small prayer and it’s gone. But let us not forget the seriousness of it.
1 John 4:10 says, ‘In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.’ Propitiation means, in effect, that Jesus Christ was atoning for our sins when He died. He took the punishment we deserve, so we can go free.
When reading these passages and reflecting on all the different things that were needed to absolve us of our sins, I’m so thankful for Jesus! I’m thankful that we aren’t living in a time where we need to prepare our livestock or go through different offerings. But we do need to prepare our heart to accept Jesus as our only needed sacrifice. How blessed we are to have Jesus, the ultimate sacrifice, pay the heavy price for each and every one of us!
Pause and reflect: Reflect on what Jesus has done for us. Thank Him. Play some worship music, or sing His praises!
Sam is married to Beth and loves to drink quality coffee. He is passionate about leading worship and being a blessing to others at Victory Church. His vocational work is in the IT sector and he loves cooking.
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