“‘If someone brings a lamb as their sin offering, they are to bring a female without defect. They are to lay their hand on its head and slaughter it for a sin offering at the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered.

– Leviticus 4:32-33 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

The penalty for rebellion to a holy God is death. He will not allow sin to remain in His presence. To protect His people, God allowed them to offer a lamb to take their place in judgment. This Old Testament commandment foreshadows the day when God Himself would be the holy Lamb that would take His judgment for those who call upon the name of Jesus. Easter reminds us that grace came at a great cost—so great that only God could pay for it upon the cross.

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