Note: since family health has improved, back to blogging we go.
As Leviticus 16:27 commanded, the bodies of animals sacrificed for priests and people on the Day of Atonement were burned outside the city, while the High Priest sprinkled their blood in the Holy of Holies. That’s the Old Testament basis of Hebrews 13:11-14.
In perfect fulfillment of the annually-repeated Mosaic animal sacrifice, Jesus gave himself once-for-all as the perfect sacrifice for sin, then with his blood entered the Holy of Holies, Heaven itself Hebrews 9:12. In the completion of his redemptive work, he not only forgave sin but dedicated his people to a sacred trust.
That trust remains in place generation to generation. It’s the same now as always. And God, who doesn’t change, won’t reduce it for us, however difficult it is to be a Christian in our depraved society.
The generations change, but human nature doesn’t. Cultures change their views, but God won’t change his. He still demands that his people confront society with his eternal truth in Christ. That’s why “That’s What We Are” remains the essential explanation of Christian discipleship. End Part I