Today’s reading Leviticus 1-4

Leviticus 1:3-4 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD. 4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

God made provision for sin! It was almost always through the death of a substitute. There are a couple of things that I would challenge you to notice this morning.

First, they offered the sacrifice of their own voluntary will! They chose to recognize that they had sinned. They chose to believe God’s method of accepting. They had to believe His Word and Him enough to do what He commanded.

Secondly, they were to lay their hands on the sacrifice. That was a way of acknowledging that their sin was on the animal. That the animal was dying in their place taking what they deserved. God had provided for them a substitute.

You today decide whether or not to believe and act on God’s revealed will. He has made it clear in the Scriptures. You must decide to believe, accept, and act on it.

You must realize that God’s plan is always that a substitute take our sins on Him and that substitute is Jesus. Do you believe that Jesus is God in human flesh? Do you believe that He carried your sin debt to the cross for you?

Those are the important questions today!