September 10: “Five Sacrifices” (Leviticus 1:1-9)

The first 7 chapters of Leviticus deal with five kinds of sacrifices offered to God: the burnt, grain, peace, sin, and guilt offerings. Today we will focus on what may be the most common sacrifice: the burnt offering. Before the whole animal is burnt on the altar, the worshiper places his hand on the animal’s head. He is saying: “This animal represents me.” The worshiper is giving oneself to God in the burnt offering. But there is more. Even the burnt offering makes atonement for the worshiper, making the worshiper acceptable to God. We are made acceptable to God because Christ died in our place as our substitute.

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