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Loyal
Every now and then, I get a revelation from God that is just too good not to share.

In the old testament, when people sinned they had to take animals to priests to be
sacrificed for their sins. We've talked about this before, but it couldn't just be
any ole animal, it had to be a perfect animal.

It had to be without defect - Lev 1:5; Lev 1:10; Lev 3:1; Lev 3:6; Lev 4:3; Lev 4:23;
Lev 4:28; Lev 4:32; Exod 12:5; Deut 17:1; , etc...

It couldn't be lame or blind Deut 15:21;

It couldn't even have any blemishes on it. Exod 12:5; Deut 17:1;

In fact, God said any animals that weren't up to standards were unacceptable to Him.
Mal 1:12-14; Lev 27:11; Deut 17:1;

It had to be old enough, but not too old... there were dozens of rules about
the kind of animal it had to be, and how the priests were to examine the sacrifice.

I find it amazing that they never examined the person who was sinning.
They only looked at the sacrifice.

When we come to God, and repent and confess our sins. Could it be...
He doesn't look at the person who was sinning,

... He only looks at the sacrifice to see if it is acceptable to Him.
 
Loyal
... He only looks at the sacrifice to see if it is acceptable to Him.
Remember that those sacrifices were only types or shadows of the real thing, which occurs in men's hearts:

The penned words of Paul describe the real sacrifice if we are really able to understand it. Without the eyes and ears provided through the Holy Spirit we most certainly could not:

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Rom 12:1

Is a man who allows himself to be physically crucified for the wrong reason really acting like Jesus? If the sacrifice doesn't come from a heart directed by the Holy Spirit as a result of our surrender, how much is it worth?
 
Loyal
I guess what I was trying to say here is... the priest didn't look at amadeus2 when he sinned.
He looked at the animal of the sacrifice to see if was acceptable.

God doesn't look at amadeus2 when he sins either, He only looks at the sacrifice (Jesus) and sees that it is acceptable. :)
 
Loyal
I guess what I was trying to say here is... the priest didn't look at amadeus2 when he sinned.
He looked at the animal of the sacrifice to see if was acceptable.

God doesn't look at amadeus2 when he sins either, He only looks at the sacrifice (Jesus) and sees that it is acceptable. :)
Amen!

God looks at my heart to see where I am heading and what my purposes and desires are... even when my flesh has stumbled. The heart was the difference between King Saul and King David. Saul was rejected by God, but David was seen as a man after God's own heart and the "apple of God's eye". The difference is not in the sins they did or did not commit. David's listed sins as men see them could be worse than Saul', but the heart of David was remorseful and sincerely repented or at least wanted to...
 

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