Reading: Leviticus 5-7 (ESV)
Devotional Thought: Leviticus 5:7, 11
7 But if he cannot afford a lamb, then he shall bring to the Lord as his compensation for the sin that he has committed two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering.
11 But if he cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, then he shall bring as his offering for the sin that he has committed a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering. He shall put no oil on it and shall put no frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.
I couldn’t help but be reminded of Christ’s once-and-for-all sacrifice on our behalf, as I read this passage. But if he cannot afford… The debt of our sin is great; far greater than anything we can offer ourselves in order to repay. Thanks and praise be to God for providing for us his Son so that we may be redeemed. It’s an undeserved honor, yet it’s given so freely.
God, your wonders never cease…