How Many Lambs?

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Exodus 29 and 30 today.
Only God knows how many animal sacrifices that Israel offered through the centuries. Think of this passage alone, “Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs of the first year, day by day continually” (Exodus 29:38).
The exit from Egypt happened around 1444/1445 BC. God gave the instructions of Exodus 29 shortly after that date. This sacrificial system ended, as far as God is concerned, when Jesus died in AD 30. If the children of Israel never missed keeping this commandment through those centuries, then they offered roughly 1,076,750 lambs! I got that figure this way: 1445 BC + AD 30 x 365 days per year x 2 lambs per day. How close to reality that figure is, I do not know. It does give us an idea of the lambs alone that were offered.
How many lambs have been offered during New Testament times for the church? Now that one is easy. One lamb was offered. Why was only one lamb offered? It did the job! Over one million lambs never completed the sobering work of providing the complete remission of sin during the days of the Law of Moses, but this one Lamb was sufficient. Praise God for the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world. Praise God for Jesus Christ. Think today on the powerful sacrifice that God made for us that we might be forgiven of our sins.

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