Repeated Sacrifices

Read the Bible in a year by reading Hebrews 10:1-23 today.
After stating that the sacrifices of the old levitical priesthood could not make the worshipers perfect, the writer of Hebrews said, “For then would they not have ceased to be offered? For the worshipers, once purified, would have had no more consciousness of sins. But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year” (Hebrews 10:2, 3). Why did the levitical priests have to keep on offering sacrifices? They had to keep offering those sacrifices because the ones they offered the day before lacked the power to do what needed to be done on the new day. Therefore, day after day, year after year, they had to keep on offering various sacrifices. However, our High Priest only made one sacrifice. He does not have to keep offering it over and over again because the power it had yesterday, it retains for whatever is needed for today. What other things do people do today to alleviate their guilt? Oh, they try many things, but if the former sacrifices, which God commanded, could not take away the guilt of sin, then nothing man invents today can do the job. There is only one way to find forgiveness and that is through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

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