For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. —Leviticus 17:11
God did not create a sin-ridden world. But when man yielded to Satan's corruption, Adam's descendants were infused with sin's curse.
When God saw Adam and Eve's attempt to cover their nakedness, He made the first blood sacrifice, using skins from the slain animals to cover them (Genesis 3:21).
The endless cycle of blood sacrifices that ensued was a grim reminder of the chasm separating a holy God from sinful man and of man's desperate need to be cleansed. The blood of animals could not cleanse man from sin; it could only cover the sin temporarily.
Only the sinless blood of Jesus could remove the stain of sin forever. "In whom [Christ] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace" (Ephesians 1:7). Praise God today because you can stand before Him with the assurance that the blood of Jesus has washed your sin away!
Lord Jesus, I confess my sin to You this day.
Cleanse me and wash me white as snow with
Your blood. I apply Your blood to my life and
my family for protection, salvation, healing,
and restoration. Amen.
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