Accepted By God
Passage: Leviticus 1:1–1:17
Big Question: How can an impure, sinful, and mortal creature find access into the presence of God, both now and in the world to come?
Big Answer: The Lord accepts with pleasure whoever comes into his presence by substitutionary atonement through the shedding of blood.
- The Lord accepts the worshiper who draws near on the basis of a substitutionary sacrifice (1:3, 10, 14). a. The sacrifice may be brought by anyone. b.The atoning sacrifice must be perfect.
- The Lord requires that the blood and body of the substitute be sacrificed to make atonement (1:4–9a, 11–13a, 15–17a). a. The worshiper must be identified with the sacrifice and symbolically transfer his sins to the sacrifice. b.The body and blood of the sacrifice are surrendered c. The sacrifice atones
- The Lord is pleased with the sacrifice (1:9b, 13b, 17b).
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