Undying love!

undyingloveTHE STORY OF JESUS: Leviticus 4-7
“The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.” (Leviticus 6:13)
God wants His people to know the seriousness of sin, and the need for mercy.
As I read it, when wouldn’t I be offering sacrifices like this, for sin and guilt.
But the ONE continuous offering is the fellowship offering, or ‘burnt offering’.
This represents our ongoing fellowship with God despite our sin and guilt.
These sacrifices are NOT intended to keep the people feeling guilty and unworthy.
They are intended to show the people that God always forgives and welcome to come to Him.
Yes, this is humbling but it also inspires hope for those who feel guilty.
Do we see our fellowship as a constant reality, a fire that does not go out?
Or do we think that every time sin, God rejects us and does not welcome us.
As awful as I find these sacrifices (I wouldn’t have the stomach to be a priest), they do give me hope.
Jesus has replaced these sacrifices once for all (Hebrews 9:12), so we don’t have to perform them.
As a result, we can experience the fire of fellowship that burns continuously, it will not go out.
I still sin, I still have guilt, and I need to humbly admit this.
But when I sin, or sense guilt in my life, I come to God with Jesus my sacrifice.
And He welcomes me as loved, forgiven, assured that nothing can separate me from His love.
For the fire of His love and mercy will never go out!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, thank You for Your once-for-all sacrifice, and my once-for-all restoration. May I sense the undying fire of Yourm love me, and may the fire of my love become more and more like Yours!

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  1. The people then had become aware of their guilt. They had to confess. And the priests made atonement.
    I too need to be aware of my sins because I too am guilty. I too need to confess my sins to the High Priest – Jesus Christ, Who is the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world, including mine.
    My daily life my be according to His law – loving God and loving my neighbour. I must live for Jesus continually. As the fire never went out for the sacrifices, neither my love for Him. But above all, His love for His people who come to Him in repentance never goes out.
    Thank You Jesus.
    Thank You for the fellowship I may have in You.

    You are my strength when I am weak
    You are the treasure that I seek
    You are my all in all

    Seeking You as a precious jewel
    Lord, to give up I’d be a fool
    You are my all in all

    Jesus, Lamb of God
    Worthy is Your name
    Jesus, Lamb of God
    Worthy is Your name
    Oh, Your name is worthy

    Taking my sin, my cross, my shame
    Rising again I bless Your name
    (I bless Your name)
    You are my all in all
    (Oh yes you are, yes you are)

    When I fall down You pick me up
    When I am dry You fill my cup
    (You fill my cup)
    You are my all in all
    (My all, Lord, hallelujah)

    Jesus, Lamb of God
    Worthy is Your name
    (Oh, Your name, Your precious name is worthy, Lord)
    Jesus, Lamb of God
    Worthy is Your name

    You’re my everything
    The beginning and the end
    The first, the last You are
    The great I am

    Jesus, Lamb of God
    Worthy is Your name
    Jesus, Lamb of God
    (Oh, my Jesus, my precious Jesus)
    Worthy is Your name

    Worthy is Your name
    Worthy is Your name

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