The Daily Word: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“And if a person sins unintentionally, then he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a sin offering. So the priest shall make atonement for the person who sins unintentionally, when he sins unintentionally before the Lord, to make atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.” – Num. 15:27-28
Under the Old Covenant, the priest made atonement for the “person who [sinned] unintentionally”(v. 27). Whenever someone made a mistake, they would tell the priest; and he would offer up a sacrifice that would “atone” for (i.e. make amends for, or cover) his sin.
Under the New Covenant, the process hasn’t changed! But the priest has.
Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. – Heb 4:14-15
Jesus is your High Priest! When you mess up, you no longer have to go to a man and confess your sin. You get to go straight to Jesus. And do you know how He’s going to receive you when you come to Him? He will love you. He will forgive you. Because He was tempted with every temptation you could ever face. He bore the weight of every mistake you could ever make! And that means you get to approach Him boldly, knowing that there is mercy and forgiveness for every mistake.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. – Heb. 4:16
I know you’ve made some mistakes. But that does not mean God is mad at you. Are you ready to receive His love?
Father, thank You for pouring out every ounce of Your wrath on Jesus on the Cross. The fact that He took it all means there is none left for me! I am ready to receive Your love. I am ready to receive Jesus!
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