Do you know the precious connection between the Old Testament sacrifices, and the cross of Jesus Christ? Do you see them both as gifts from God? In one of the best theological books I’ve read in many years, THE FAITH ONCE ENTRUSTED TO THE SAINTS? (IVP, 2010), Geoffrey Grogan writes the following:
God’s gift of the Old Testament sacrifices and his supreme gift of Christ’s one final sacrifice reveal the marvel of his grace to sinners. It is hardly possible to exaggerate the importance of this, so well expressed in the Old Testament by Leviticus 17:11 where God says of the blood sacrifice, “I have give it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar,” and in the New by Romans 3:25 and 1 Corinthians 5:21, in both of which the cross is seen as God’s act. The way back to God was provided by God himself.