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Week 7: King on a Cross

Day 4

Isaiah 53:10
But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush Him and cause Him grief. Yet when His life is made an offering for sin, He will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in His hands.


Grain offerings, burnt offerings, and sin offerings. God required a blood sacrifice to cover the sins of the people. The Old Testament is full of examples showing that we are incapable of doing anything permanent about our sin problem. Sin is serious business to God and forgiveness involves sacrifice because the wages of sin is death. The shedding of blood from an animal was merely a foreshadow of a day when the sinless, spotless, blameless Lamb of God, Jesus, would come and die once and for all, making all other sacrifices obsolete. The cross of Jesus Christ would become the altar where our sins would be washed away and our relationship with God could be restored forever.
 
God longs for relationship with people like us. People like us broke that relationship through our rebellion and sin. So, God moved throughout history to restore that broken relationship with people like us. Are you still trying to earn your right standing with a holy God? Acknowledge your incapability to do so in your own strength and accept the free gift of salvation God gave us through the blood of Jesus Christ.

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