So here we are. The fourth day of the first week, and we are in the third book of the Bible today, Leviticus. It is really intriguing and interesting to see the demands on the Israelites thousands of years ago. So...do not let the words or the discussion on sacrifice scare you off from finishing the day out.
Read Leviticus 1, 10, 16, and 25
This was alway one of my favorite books to read, and I didn't really understand why so many people thought is was too wordy, boring, and non-applicable. I've found the book of Leviticus to really help me understand my sin and the love of God to a much greater depth.
Read Leviticus 16:34 again.
So, we have all of these different sacrifices discussed up until chapter 16, and then we have the discussion of the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. It was on this day where the sins of Israel were atoned for. They were made right with God. They had to perform these sacrifices every single year.
When is the last time you performed a sacrifice? I hope your answer was never.
We do not have to offer sacrifices anymore because of one man. His name is Jesus. Go ahead and read Hebrews 10:10, and if you have the time read through Hebrews 10:1-18, and let all of that sink in just a bit. Crazy right.
McLeod taught last night at The Gathering (if you weren't there we will see you next Wednesday @ 6 pm) on Zacchaeus, and he finished with this awesome point JESUS IS BETTER. He is right. Jesus is better. HE is the ultimate, final sacrifice, and we need to be reminded that we do not have to perform anymore whatsoever to earn his love, grace, and mercy. We just need to confess and believe in him.
So, today remember that Jesus is Better. Jesus is all you need. BE thankful for our Savior King, Jesus, today.