The Law is a shadow of the good things that are coming, not the real things themselves. It never can perfect the ones who are trying to draw near to God through the same sacrifices that are offered continually every year. Otherwise, wouldn’t they have stopped being offered? If the people carrying out their religious duties had been completely cleansed once, no one would have been aware of sin anymore. Instead, these sacrifices are a reminder of sin every year, because it’s impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (Hebrews 10:1-4, CEB)
If temple sacrifices could take away sin, why haven’t they?
They are a reminder of how we are not right with God. They remind us of our sin. Because the blood of bulls and goats can not take away sin.
The Law doesn’t make us right, it reminds us how we are wrong. And we are all wrong.
The good news is, we are made right because of God and that is not in our power to control.
So know you, like me, and everyone else is sinful.
But God made a way!
Loving People. Loving God.