Friday, March 30, 2018

DAILY READINGS: Leviticus 6:8-7:10; Psalm 106:1-48; Acts 28:1-16

Ye were…redeemed…with the precious blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18-19

For Passover, each family took a lamb—a perfect, soft, gentle, lovable lamb. This lamb would quite possibly have become a family pet, cared for, hugged, fed and loved. When, with the family looking on, the
father butchered this little thing, the dreadful cost of sin would become horribly real to each one. By contrast, in Jesus’ day, animals were sold to worshippers at the temple. The only emotional pain would be that
of the exorbitant prices of the animals. Religion became a matter of money, not of grief over sin. —M. MacMullen

Sin atoning Sacrifice, Thou art precious in my eyes
Thou alone my rest shall be, now and through eternity. —H. Guinness