Why all the blood? Part Two

Once it settles in upon your soul that the God of Creation takes sin seriously, as seen in the blood sacrifices of His worshipers, the question comes as to how it all works.

That it works at all is a little confusing if you see only the sacrifice. For many, if not most, religions of the world demand and practice sacrifice. But this God is different. Unlike the bloodthirsty gods of the Incas and Mayans, this God is kind and approachable, and invites the worshipers to bring the sacrifices, which are to Him, a “sweet savor,” not blood for Him to drink and flesh for Him to eat.

So the second thing we infer from this river of blood is the acceptability of sacrifice. Somehow, someway, the sacrifices are accepted as putting the broken relationship between you and your Creator right again.

Not only that, because it is God who is demanding and prescribing the sacrifices, He must, in some way, WANT us, wants our relationship with Him restored. Can it be that He actually loves us, in spite of our rebellion?

You sigh with relief. So, there is a way back. The awfulness of sin gives way to the acceptability of sacrifice. God is giving you hope. It is the hope that in spite of your sin, which rightly brings death, now, through sacrifice, death may not be the last word.

“The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.”
Exodus 12:13

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