Jesus, the “burnt offering”!

Scripture reading for February 21st:  Leviticus 12-14, Psalm 111, Hebrews 5

Key Scriptures:  Hebrews 5:7-9  “In the days of His flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to Him who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.  Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered.  And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, . . .”

Although Jesus Christ was God’s Son, He came to earth as a man in human flesh.  As a man, He experienced pain, temptation, and human fears.  But Jesus never gave into sin.  Instead He called out to His Father and steadfastly obeyed in the face of the fires of great suffering and death because He took upon Himself all our sins.   Through this obedience, Jesus is now the only source of eternal salvation to all who believe on Him and obey His Word.

Faith Confession and Prayer:  I trust fully in Jesus Christ, my High Priest, who identified with me and bore my sins in His body on the cross, offering Himself as the sin offering and making atonement for me.  Lord, help me to walk in obedience and faith through my trials today, praying without ceasing for Your grace.

Leviticus 14:20  “And the priest shall offer the burnt offering and the grain offering on the altar.  Thus the priest shall make atonement for him, and he shall be clean.”

Psalm 111:1-2  “Praise the Lord!  I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.  Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them.”  

 

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