December 6th, 2017
No Pleasure in Burnt Offerings and Sacrifices
Hebrews 10:5-7 (KJB) Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
These scripture verses in the New Testament build upon verses recorded in the Old Testament including Psalm 40: 6-8. This scripture points to the Law of God, sin, the Old Testament shed blood sacrifices for sin, and finally, a coming permanent New Testament sacrifice, specifically for the removal of sin according to the will of God.
These verses were divinely recorded and for stating the plain fact that God was not satisfied with the practice of a man giving burnt offerings and sacrifices for his sin. This was a temporary solution at best.
Sin is a long-term problem never resolved by a temporary solution.
These Old Testament sacrifices were not able to remove or eradicate sin, therefore it was necessary for a man to continually give sacrifices for the repeated presence of his sin. The Old Testament process did not permanently solve this problem of sin therefore, it was required of a man to practice giving a shed blood sacrifice over and over so that he could be found to be in a right personal relationship with God.
These verses point to a new and forever coming solution in the New Testament.
Today we know that the perpetual fix, or sacrifice, these verses were pointing to is the now completed human life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He is the only perpetual sacrifice for sin that could eradicate the presence and power of sin.