Okay so this time I am doing 2 chapters because they seem to need it.
In chapter 8 we are told Jesus was the perfect sacrifice and how because of his crucifixion we no longer have to sacrifice for our sins as per the old covenant. In Exodus (25:40) God tells us that there will be a new covenant coming. When Jesus came and was crucified, that is the new covenant. A perfect sacrifice for an imperfect world.
Chapter 9 goes into the rules of the old covenant in more detail. Now if you have ever read Leviticus (it took me 2 months) the rules and penalties for sin were pretty hard to keep track of.
I can tell you one thing for certain, if I had to sacrifice an animal every time I sinned – there would be no animals left on the planet.
Now God was gracious enough to give us a new covenant, but we didn’t follow the old one. I guess it is a good thing that with the new one we do nothing to receive His salvation.
Well these are my thoughts on these 2 chapters, what do you think? Leave a comment, let me know.
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