I’m reading through Leviticus right now (need I say more?) and wow, I cannot be happier to know that we are not dependent on daily sacrifices and a multitude of rules and rituals to have a relationship with God. My mind and memory aren’t what they used to be and I’m afraid I would constantly be transgressing one commandment or another, simply because I couldn’t keep track of it all. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad being a woman and not being a priest, but still, I think I might decimate the flock with all my unintentional transgressions alone. Thank God for His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Savior!
But now Christ has come as the high priest of the good things to come. He passed through the greater and more perfect tent not made with hands, that is, not of this creation, and he entered once for all into the most holy place not by the blood of goats and calves but by his own blood, and so he himself secured eternal redemption.
For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a young cow sprinkled on those who are defiled consecrated them and provided ritual purity, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.
And so he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance he has promised, since he died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant.Hebrews 9:11-15
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15
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