Sacrifices Unto God

Finally, the rains had stopped after forty days and nights, the waters quit rising after cresting some 22 feet above the highest peak, and Noah and his family were in the ark for over a year. God had a wind blow over the earth to dry it out. Upon God’s instruction, Noah and his family stepped out of the ark onto dry ground and an earth that had been purged of its wickedness. Noah immediately built an altar and sacrificed the clean birds and animals God had him take into the ark. God was pleased with Noah’s sacrifices and promised He would never destroy the earth by water again. He set a rainbow in the sky as a token of His promise. Later, God would make a covenant with His people Israel at Mt. Sinai instructing the people to offer animal sacrifices for their sins. But we are told in Hebrews 10:4, “For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” It would take the perfect sacrifice of Jesus on the cross to atone for the sin of the world.

We have forgiveness of sins today through the sacrifice of Jesus when we become a Christian. Through the faith we have in Jesus as the Son of God (John 8:24) produced by the word of God (Romans 10:17) we repent of our sins (Luke 13:3), confess Christ as the Son of God (Romans 10:9-10; Acts 8:36-37) and then are immersed in water for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16). The perfect sacrifice Jesus made on the cross then makes it possible for God to forgive us of our sins through His grace.

Then as children of God we are to live our lives as “living sacrifices unto God which is our spiritual service of worship”. (Romans 12:1-2)

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