Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “The Word of Salvation” part 3
The Sacrificial Word
Throughout Scripture, God repeats that He does not delight in the sacrifice of burnt offerings (e.g. 1 Sam. 15:22; Pss. 40:6; 50:8; 51:16; Prov. 21:3; Hos. 6:6; Heb. 10:5-7). Why? Because He’d rather enjoy obedience. When we trust and obey Him, there is no need for sacrifices. But because of His love, He included the instructions of said offerings so that when His children did not obey, they could offer a sacrifice for their transgressions. On this side of the Cross, we understand that those offerings pointed to the final and perfect offering of Jesus. Not only did Jesus offer the atoning sacrifice for our sins, He did so in perfect obedience, thus fulfilling both the Law’s requirement for recompense for our sins and perfect obedience to God – in which He does delight.