Today you should read: Numbers 15:22-41
In verses 22-36 in our passage, we see examples of two different types of sin: unintentional and intentional. They’re fairly self-explanatory, but just to clarify, unintentional sins are sins that unpremeditatively break God’s law, while intentional sins break God’s law on purpose. According to our text, intentional sins are punished less severely than intentional sins, but they must still be atoned for.
I don’t know about you, but the number of sins I intentionally commit, let alone the ones I don’t do intentionally or don’t even realize, is overwhelming alone! When I was a younger Christian, I used to think that unless I prayed and confessed my sins to God right before I died, I would not go to heaven. Praise God that is not the case! In Christ, all of our sins, the “big ones” and “small ones”, the intentional and unintentional, all have been paid for on the cross of Christ.
Look at what Hebrews 10:10-12 (ESV) says,
10 And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.
Jesus paid the price for our sin once and for all! We no longer have to offer continual sacrifices for sin or ask God to forgive us at just the right moment; when we have accepted Christ, our sins are forgiven once and for all by his blood.
Which are you trusting in more today, your sin or the power of Jesus to forigve?
By: Graham Withers — Associate Pastor
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