The offerings that were done if it pertained to the sin offerings, burnt offerings, and the peace offerings, it was all a huge task for every believer of God to do day in and day out. So much blood was shed and unfortunately, there would be no end to it until the Lamb of God would come to take away the sins of the world once and for all. There was a system in place in sacrificing animals in the place of people’s sins as a blood atonement, but what was done in that moment was never permanent. People kept sinning even if they didn’t mean it, and another animal was killed once again. One thing this did was help the people look to a Savior, who would finally put an end to this. They didn’t know how this would all take place, but they knew that their Messiah would one day come and set them free. If they just knew that this man is God, who would become flesh, in order to die for them, it would put them all to tears. Thank God, that Jesus did come and paid the price for our sins on the cross.
Going back to the time of the animal sacrifices, the Lord God was with them. This is the same God that filled the tabernacle with His presence and also consumed one of their offerings before resting with fire. It is recorded, “and Aaron lifted up his hand toward the people, and blessed them, and came down from offering of the sin offering, and the burnt offering, and peace offerings. And Moses and Aaron went into the tabernacle of the congregation, and came out, and blessed the people: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto all the people. And there came a fire out from before the Lord, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.” (Leviticus 9:22-24) Just imagine how they would have felt if they knew that Jesus was the last Lamb that would save them? They would also fall down and worship the Lord. Just thinking about what Jesus did for me makes me also fall down on my knees in worship to my God. Praise Him!
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I love and honor You. With all my heart do I worship You. All I need is Your hand in my life and I am so happy. It is awesome to live out my days with Your presence. Just thinking about You, God, makes my days that much better. I know that You still care for us in the times we are living today. The Bible ended about two thousand years ago, but You have continued to lead and guide Your people. Not just the Jewish people, but the gentiles who are also believers. Thank You for gathering us all into Your fold, that we might be adopted in with the people of Israel. It hasn’t been easy for the Jewish people. They have been tried, especially during World War 2. But they continue to flourish because You are with them. I love the Jews and call them my brothers and sisters in the faith. It is awesome to know that thousands upon thousands of Jews now believe in You, Jesus. This is just the beginning of Your people hearing Your voice and all following You. I love You, Lord. I trust in You, God. Amen.