11. a. Atonement was made for the sins of the Israelites on the tenth day of the seventh month (early autumn) each year.
b. Numbers 29:7-11 The major emphasis in each description of the Day of Atonement—
The passage in Numbers specifies the number of each sacrificial animal and the measures of grain, oil, and wine offered with each one.
The passage in Leviticus highlights the purpose of the day, purifying all the people—Israelites and foreigners—from their sins.
Interesting. I never realized the two accounts were not the same.
- Jesus is immortal.
- Jesus intercedes for us.
- Jesus didn’t first offer a sacrifice for His own sins. He was without sin.
- Jesus’ one-time sacrifice was good for everyone, everywhere, forever.
- Jesus entered the holy of holies by virtue of His own blood once for all time and secured our redemption forever.
- Jesus made the old repetitive system obsolete.
- Jesus’ fulfilled the symbolic types and shadows of the old covenant which were “powerless to really perfect those who offered the sacrifices.” AWMI
- Jesus’ sacrifice pleased God because He didn’t want the animal sacrifices. They were a temporary fix.
b. Ways I can show my gratitude to Jesus for atoning for my sins—
Present myself as a living sacrifice. Romans 12:1
c. Prayer of thanksgiving—
This old song (1996) came to mind. So I sang it to Him.
While preparing dinner after an especially draining afternoon with Dad, I sang this one—
I sure hope heaven has Hammond-like organs. :-)
Photo credit Joey Sforza
The above are my answers to the BSF study questions. Not THE answers.