During the Thanksgiving Holiday my six year old grandson and I were riding around in the pickup when he noticed a NO Trespassing sign on a fence. He asked me what does trespassing mean. I had to think about an answer and I finally said it means going somewhere you are not supposed to or do not have permission to go. That reminded me of something in the Bible.
The Bible talks alot about trespassing. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden their relationship with God was broken. The only way that relationship with God could be restored was through a sacrifice.
Later on God spelled out very specifically what the sacrifice could be and how it was to be presented, (Leviticus 1:1-17). It was by the shedding of blood and once it was done properly they had peace with God and fellowship was restored.
Today we do not sacrifice animals because the blood of Bulls and Goats can not permanently remove sins, (Hebrews 10:4-12) so God provided one last and final sacrifice for sin, (Luke 22:19, John 1:29, Hebrews 13:11-13). It was in the person of Jesus Christ, (John 3:16, Acts 4:12, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4).
Just as in the Old testament times they had to admit or acknowledge they had sinned and trust the sacrifice they presented would satisfy God or be acceptable to Him, (Leviticus 1:9, Hebrews 10:14).
See you in Church next Sunday.