The Priest and the Offering

Read through the Bible in 2 years: Leviticus 1-3

In these chapters, I see again and again the role of the priest in all of these detailed offerings. A person cannot make these offerings themselves. They must go to the priest who will sacrifice the animal and throw its blood on the altar and burn it. They can’t do it themselves. They have to go to the priest.

Some churches have taken this to mean that people must now continue going to a priest, that they cannot go directly to God, but that is in absolute contradiction to the Scriptures.

For there is one God and there is one mediator between god and man,
the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.

1 Timothy 2:5-6

Jesus Christ Himself is our great and perfect priest. He is both the priest and the offering. We can – and we must – go directly to Him.

Let’s pray!

Heavenly Father, Thank You for sending Jesus to earth to be our perfect High Priest, our Mediator and our Lamb without blemish. May we confess our sins directly to Him, the only priest able to forgive us completely. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

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