Friday, October 9, 2015

+DEV+ Thank God For The Cross

Date: October 9, 2015 2:17 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Thank God For The Cross

Thank God For The Cross

Then Moses said, This is what the Lord has commanded you to do, so that the glory of the Lord may appear to you. Leviticus 9:6

Scripture Focus: Hebrews 9:11-15

We can barely begin to comprehend, I think, the sights, sounds, and smells of the daily sacrifices which the Israelites were required to offer in order to have access to their God. The list in Leviticus 9 of sacrifices connected with Aaron's consecration may illustrate. 

  1. 1. A sin offering for Aaron; a calf was killed and the blood presented to Aaron. He dipped his finger in the blood and put it on the horns of the altar; most of the blood was then poured at the base of the altar. 
  2. 2. That was followed by a burnt offering for Aaron.
  3. 3. Then there was a sin offering for the people; a goat killed and burnt on the altar.
  4. 4. A burnt offering for the people. 5. A grain offering for the people. 6. A peace offering for the people. 

Thenthe Lord showed up! "The glory of the Lord appeared to all the people..." (9:23). When I read of all that was required at that time, I can only rejoice with the writer to the Hebrews, that "we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus..." 
(Hebrews 10:19, 20).

Insight: See the contrast; fall in worship. Thank God for the cross!

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