Blogging the Bible- February 25

Leviticus 1-4; Proverbs 14:1-18

Reading Leviticus makes God seem like a blood thirsty deity. There is this sacrifice to be done this way, this other sacrifice to be done this other way. Here is the specific protocol to use when offering each sacrifice.

I think what if the priest makes a mistake, does the persons offering not count? What if they put the wrong parts on the altar, is the offering not accepted? Is the persons sin not atoned for? Atonement is serious business. Does God recognize the heart of the worshiper and atone his sin, but add sin to the priest for messing up? All questions not really covered in Leviticus. Questions that, because of Jesus coming, remain in the realm of hypothetical.

What we do learn is that for our sin a price must be paid. As it is written, there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood. Animals died in our place, their blood for ours. Their blood though was never an acceptable sacrifice for sin. All those animals, all those many, many sacrifices were just a precursor to the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross.


~ by mikefoster on February 25, 2016.

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