Good evening y’all. Today we are studying Leviticus chapter 4. The chapter is all about Sin Offering
Be blessed 🙂
As I was reading the chapter this morning, I was filled with so much gratitude for the gift of Jesus. I can only imagine what life would be like if Jesus didn’t die for us. The number of bulls that would have been sacrificed on my behalf as a results of my sins would be countless!!!! Oh I’m so grateful for the cross.
Jesus knew no sin, yet He offered himself as the lamb without blemish to be killed for our sins. His blood as that of the young lamb was shed for us so we could be reconciled back to the Father. Our guilt was transferred unto Him.
“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ”. ( 2 cor 5: 21 NLT)
For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, (Romans 8:3 NIV)
But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin.(1 John 3: 5 NIV)
I’m sure the Israelites back in those days were careful to avoid sin, because they knew the process of forgiveness was very bloody and probably costly as well. I say this because, if you think about it they had to bring their most priced possession for the sacrifice. They just couldn’t pick up any animal and offer it to God, it had to be their best.
Thanks to Jesus we no longer live under the law but under grace. But should grace mean we become slack with sin? Truth is if we truly appreciate and fully understand the price Jesus paid for us on the cross, we would do everything we can with the help of the Holy Spirit to make sure we live above sin. We will pursue holiness with a passion. Sin won’t even have room in our lives.
I am reminded of Romans 6 where Paul says ‘shall we continue in sin that grace abounds? God Forbid’.
I will leave us to ponder on Romans 6 and I pray that the Holy Spirit will minister to us as we read.
“1Well then, shall we keep on sinning so that God can keep on showing us more and more kindness and forgiveness?
2-3 Of course not! Should we keep on sinning when we don’t have to? For sin’s power over us was broken when we became Christians and were baptized to become a part of Jesus Christ; through his death the power of your sinful nature was shattered.
12 Do not let sin control your puny body any longer; do not give in to its sinful desires. 13 Do not let any part of your bodies become tools of wickedness, to be used for sinning; but give yourselves completely to God—every part of you—for you are back from death and you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes. 14 Sin need never again be your master,[b] for now you are no longer tied to the law where sin enslaves you, but you are free under God’s favor and mercy.
15 Does this mean that now we can go ahead and sin and not worry about it? (For our salvation does not depend on keeping the law but on receiving God’s grace!) Of course not!
16 Don’t you realize that you can choose your own master? You can choose sin (with death) or else obedience (with acquittal). The one to whom you offer yourself—he will take you and be your master, and you will be his slave”. (Romans 6: 1-3, 12-16 TLB)
Dear Lord we thank you for today. We are grateful for your Son Jesus. Thank you for the price Jesus paid for us. We ask for grace to live holy before you and offer our lives completely to You. Thank you Lord. In Jesus Name we prayed. Amen.
Thank you for joining today.
Have a blessed evening 🙂
***With God all things are possible***