Lord God, it strikes me as I read this passage in Leviticus, that all these offerings are for unintentional sin.
This is a sin that the person is unaware of when they do it. Then, when they become aware of their sin, they are to bring the appropriate animal, lay their hand on it as it is sacrificed in a way of transferring the sin to the animal who pays the price for the sin: death. These are ways to restore relationship with You when there is no intent in the sin.
When the sin is deliberate, intentional, there is often no sacrifice, no substitute to bear the penalty. Death is the penalty. The person who sins is accountable for that debt.
But praise to You, Lord! You have made another way for sinners to be restored into right relationship with You.
When Jesus came, He ate with and spent time with “sinners” to show them the good news. There was now going to be a sacrifice that would pay the penalty for their sin! The blood of the perfect Lamb of God, Your blood, would take away the sin of the world. All the sin.
Because “Your love, Oh Lord, reaches to the heavens, and Your faithfulness stretches to the skies; because Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, and Your justice like the great deep,” You have preserved man, and provided him with salvation!
Both high and low among men and women and children can come to You and find refuge in the shadow of Your wings. For within You is the fountain of life.
And when I have You, I have life! Amen
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Thank you for writing this blog. It is very encouraging.
Last month I bought your “40 Days of Prayer for Someone’s Salvation”. I am currently praying it over myself because I want to make sure that I’m not placing anything between me and God. At the end of the cycle, I plan to pray it over my husband, who follows Jesus, but sometimes is just exhausted by the demands of daily life and a difficult job. After that, I want to pray it over each of my four children, taking it one 40-day block at a time. Thank you so much for writing that book. It is a great blessing in my life. Please also be sure to thank your co-author, Mr. Sprinkle.
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Thank YOU Gwenon!!! I shared your kind encouragement with Eric Sprinkle. We are so grateful to hear form you. May God richly bless you as you take time daily to connect with Him in such a purposeful and personal way. I pray blessings over you, your husband and four children and ask God for His protection over your time and your prayers. May He answer those prayers in ways you can see and share with others. I praise Him in advance for all He will do through your God-honoring commitment.