#Lent#16

Written by cycleguy on March 17th, 2020

One of the highlights for me about this time of the year is the once-for-all sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. (Sorry for all of you who thought it might be the chocolate.  Hmmm. 🙂 ). It is ridiculous to think that Jesus would be crucified over and over and over and over again. You get the picture. Sort of like the blood of bulls and goats which was sacrificed year after year. When the priest raised the knife to slay the animal (bull, goat, sheep, pigeon, dove) he knew 1)  this was for him also; and 2)  he was going to be doing this again.  Every Day of Atonement the lamb slain was for his sins and the sins of the people. Notice…every. Not just one and done.

No! Not when it comes to Jesus’ sacrifice.  Hebrews 10:12 tells us, “But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God.” Once. For. All. Whereas the sacrifices had to be offered over and over, year after year, this- the ultimate sacrifice- was once for all.

Praise God a sacrifice for sin has been paid. Praise God it was offered once and that was it. And praise God it was for me…and you.

 

7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Amen. Thank you God and Jesus for what you have done for us.

    God bless.

  2. Ryan S says:

    Offered once, accepted once, my debt payed in full.

    If Jesus’ sacrifice was required more than once, then I would be in trouble.

  3. Offered once, and it is more than enough for each and every one of us. Thank you, Lord!

  4. floyd says:

    Amen. Only God Himself could be the perfect sacrifice to atone for all sin for all time.

    Hard to grasp that kind of perfect love…