one law for them

marmsky devotions July 2016 (15)

Leviticus 7:1-7

Lev 7:1 “This is the law of the reparation offering. It is most holy.
Lev 7:2 In the place where they kill the ascending offering they will kill the reparation offering, and its blood will be thrown against the sides of the altar.
Lev 7:3 And all its fat will be offered, the fat tail, the fat that covers the entrails,
Lev 7:4 the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins, and the long lobe of the liver that he will remove with the kidneys.
Lev 7:5 The priest will burn them on the altar as a fire offering to Yahveh; it is a reparation offering.
Lev 7:6 Every male among the priests may eat of it. It will be eaten in a holy place. It is most holy.
Lev 7:7 The reparation offering is just like the mistake offering; there is one law for them. The priest who provides reconciliation with it will have it.

one law for them

Built into the sacrificial system is a complex portrayal of the nature and consequences of sin. We can see this when we look at two very similar kinds of offering: the mistake offering and the reparation offing. Both symbolised what Christ did for us by dying on the cross, so there was one law prescribing both. The difference is in the effect desired. The mistake offering was intended to pay for a personal sin. The reparation offering was intended to undo the consequences of that sin. The similarity of these two offerings draws our attention to the one sacrifice for sin who was to come: Jesus. His death paid the price for our mistakes, and undid the eternal damage of mortality.

LORD, thank you for reconciliation and restoration.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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