THE WORD FOR TODAY
3 “And you shall say to them, ‘This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD: two male lambs in their first year without blemish, day by day, as a regular burnt offering.
When I was in college, my New Testament Professor was a man named, Gordon Dutile. Dr. Dutile was a no nonsense kind of guy whose knowledge of the Bible was simply incredible. God’s blessing was with him.
One day when I made my regular semester offering to him…a term paper…I told him, “You will not find ANY error in this paper. This is a perfect paper.” You know enough about my writing skills to know that was a big mistake.
When I got the paper back there was more red ink on the pages of that term paper than is recorded in the King James Version of the Bible. Dr. Dutile saw almost every grammatical and spelling error in that paper. And what made it worse…I didn’t even make an A on the paper. One of the few times I saw Dr. Dutile smile was when he returned that paper to me.
God knows the flaws in offerings made to Him. One of the requirements was that the offerings be “without blemish”. They had to be perfect. God is purest perfectionist I know.
God is such a perfectionist that we could really never satisfy His righteous demands. So, I am very grateful that we are under the New Covenant…that we don’t have to offer daily sacrifice for our sins. You see the good news is…the PERFECT Lamb without blemish was offered. He who knew no sin became sin for us. We are not able to offer a perfect sacrifice…but sent HIS one and only Son to be the sacrifice that would satisfy His righteous demands for justice.
Today we have to completely depend upon HIS perfect sacrifice for the cleansing and forgiveness of our sin.
Lord, forgive my sin because of the perfect sacrifice of Your Son Jesus my Lord…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!