How Great the Weight

Wendy Pope

Day: 10 | Plan: Leviticus-Hebrews

Today's Reading: Leviticus 7

Leviticus 7:37 (NIV) “These, then, are the regulations for the burnt offering, the grain offering, the sin offering, the guilt offering, the ordination offering and the fellowship offering.”

It’s easy to become overwhelmed when reading regulation after regulation. So many different requirements for each type of sin.  Oh, the weight the Israelites must have carried! They could never come to God just as they were. There was no way to be right with God without a sacrifice.

Yes, we may become overwhelmed by the regulations, but we don’t have to get lost in them or carry their weight. We have Jesus. Jesus is the one and only sacrifice that makes us right with God. We don’t have to find a bull, goat or pigeon to bring to God. The only thing we carry to Him is our sin. When we bring our sin, He is faithful to forgive and purify us. (1 John 1:9)

Have you carried your sin to Jesus? There is no need to lug it around. The weight is too great. God made a way to be right with Him by sending His one and only Son to be the one and only sacrifice necessary to remove the weight of all your sin, past, present and future. 

You can come just as you are right where you are. Declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord. Believe with your heart that He has been raised from the dead (Romans 10:9) and the burden of your sin will be lifted.

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the gift of Jesus. I can live free from the burden of sin because You willingly sacrificed Your Son. There aren’t enough bulls, goats or pigeons to pay the price of my sin. Jesus paid a debt I couldn’t pay, and today I praise You for the sacrifice. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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