In an effort to free Jesus, Pilate offered the Jews the opportunity to choose between Jesus, the innocent Lamb of God, and Barabbas, a known insurrectionist and murderer. The people chose Barabbas, and Jesus went to the cross instead. Each one of us is in the place of Barabbas. We deserve the punishment, but Jesus took our place in order to set us free.
It only took 10 generations from Adam to Noah for morality in the world that God created to decline so much that only Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. How does that happen? How does man become so wicked that the thought of his heart is only evil continually? According to Romans 1, it begins with a denial of God, and multiple sins follow.
In a world filled with so much information, and so many doctrines and ideas about the Bible, it falls on God’s people to make sure that they are equipped for defending the truth. We must earnestly contend for the faith.
Perhaps no day on the Jewish calendar was more important that the Day of Atonement. It was a day which the book of Leviticus centers around. And yet, it was not sufficient to fully take care of mankind’s sin problem. That’s why Christ came, to be our sacrifice. The Lamb of God came to take away the sin of the world.
No matter where he was in his life, Paul was always one who demonstrated a willingness to do the will of God (even when he was mistaken about what God’s will really was). Paul is a great example of us to always strive, in everything we do, to do what we know to be right.
As we read the book of Leviticus, there are a number of instructions given, including specific instructions regarding to worship. In addition to commanding that they worship only God, He also gave them specific instructions regarding how, when, and where to worship.
Christians are fighting a battle with the evil. We know our adversary the devil is a dangerous foe, and we have to be ready to face him. We have to put on our armor and be prepared for the fight.