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Getting Right with God

Fri, Sep 6th, 2013
Posted in All Faith & Worship

By Rev. Paul Ibisch

“Present as an aroma pleasing to the Lord a burnt offering of one young bull, one ram and seven male lambs a year old, all without defect.” Numbers 29:8 NIV

We seem to be in a season when every day is dedicated to something. There’s Labor Day, Grandparent’s Day, Fight Procrastination Day, Teddy Bear Day, and Sewing Machine Day as well as apple and corn festivals. Have you ever heard of a “Getting Right with God Day?” Jewish people call it, Yom Kippur or Day of Atonement. God knows our imperfections and our sins. He also knows our desire to “get right” with him. Our sins stand in the way. In the Bible’s Old Testament, God required the slaughter a young bull, a ram along with seven male lambs as a sacrifice on this day. The costly sacrifice didn’t pay for people’s sins, but was a test of people’s faith in God’s Word. Those who followed God’s directives were counted as his believers.

God was preparing people for a final sacrifice when God would pay for the sins of all people. That sacrifice was made when Jesus died on a cross for the sins of the world. Once and for all the price was paid and those who believe receive the benefit. This relationship with God comes by faith like the believers in the Old Testament trusted God’s promises. Forgiveness is not limited to a Day of Atonement, September 13-14, but can be ours to enjoy every day.

Looking for a permanent relationship with God? See you in church!

Rev. Paul Ibisch, with 28 years of parish ministry, continues to teach the Bible, guest preach, publish devotionals, and encourage the work of local congregations. Telephone: 608-799-0990.

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