We sacrifice in favor of reaching a goal or winning something. We sacrifice money and time for hobbies, travels, family or other goals. A fitness studio advertises “We have the temple – you bring the sacrifice”. It seems to be evident for everyone. The reason why there were sacrifices in the Old Testament isn’t clear to everyone. Let’s continue on with the biblical thought of our broken relationship with God. The consequence of sin is death. In the sacrifice ritual the sin of men was transferred to an impeccable animal which was slaughtered and burned. Millions of animals lost their lives so sin was “covered”.
The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him. John said, “Look! The Lamb of God! He takes away the sin of the world!John 1:29
Because men sinned, a sinless man had to die in their place. The final sacrifice was given through Jesus at the cross. Everyone who believes receives forgiveness! Jesus covered everything for us. The sin is atoned, God reconciled. The guilt has fallen off. We are free.
Take the hand of the saviour!
Scripture of the week: 2nd Corinthians 5:21