It's blood afterall that makes atonement (Leviticus 17:11)

"For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life." - Leviticus 17:11

I have shared recently that when I give a gospel presentation I tend to offer too much information. But blood is just so fascinating.

When I share when someone I often go from sharing about the garden to God being a perfect God and demanding perfection. I'm glad we worship a perfect God. I'm glad God demands perfection. If we had a God who was alright with second best then I can personally say I would probably be ashamed to follow Him; not to mention few of us would give our best knowing that our 'almost' would suffice.

Then I share about what had to be done for sins. Blood had to be shed. God said kill a lamb, and they did. God was content to look on the blood of the lamb and forgive the sins of those for whom it was slaughtered. But it had to be repeated. It was not sufficient.

But Jesus, He was the ultimate lamb. And His sacrifice was sufficient. And so goes the hymn, "For God, the Just, is satisfied to look on Him and pardon me."

I don't have any modern day application for the first part of this verse. Many of you probably enjoy your steak nice and juicy (still mooing as some say). But remember the significance of blood in your life.

Every time you drink that cup and eat that bread - I am a firm believer that while we take communion as a sacrament He really meant EVERY TIME we eat bread and drink wine - we remember Him.

For it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.