Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Big Word

'Jesus had to be made like us in every respect
so he might become a merciful and faithful
high priest in things pertaining to God, to 
make propitiation for the sins of the people.'

Propitiation--what a big word! It is defined
as the 'atoning sacrifice offered to God to
satisfy our God whose wrath is against us
because of our sin.'

To atone means 'to stand as an equivalent.
It results in reconciliation between two parties
at odds with each other.' Jesus stood as our

Ug, I hate to go from verse to definitions like
this, but we throw around these words with
little understanding of their true meaning.
Bottom line:

'For our sake he made him to became sin who 
knew no sin so that in him we might become 
the righteousness of God.' (2 Corinthians 5:21)

The priests never became a sacrifice; they
offered up the lamb. Jesus gave Himself as
the sacrificial Lamb...

Ah, reader, you have no idea how much I long
to fully appreciate what I have written today!

Praise, My Soul, The King of Heaven

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