The most important words in any relationship are “I am sorry.” When God set up the sacrificial offering system for the Israelites it was a way to say “I am sorry” and restore the damaged relationship with God and others. God’s holiness cannot ignore sin, but the good news is that our guilt can be forgiven and our relationship restored. It’s a costly forgiveness, requiring shed blood and the giving of a life. The sacrificial offering system paved the way for the coming of Jesus and his death on the cross for us.
Scripture Reading: Leviticus 9:1-24