I try to read through the Bible at least once a year. And right now, I am going through Leviticus.
Not going to lie. Leviticus is tough sledding.
As I was going through the different types of sacrifices I noticed something that I hadn’t before. If the entire community sinned against God, an ox was required as a sacrifice for sins. When an individual sinned against God, a ram was required as a sacrifice for sins.
What is not clear is how often these sacrifices were supposed to be made.
- Was it one ox for every time someone sins?
- Were the sacrifices supposed to be made once a week?
- Once a month?
At the rate I sin, that’s a whole lotta bull!
And then I thought about how much a bull cost back in the day. The closest equivalent to what a bull might have cost is a cost of a car today. Can you imagining butchering an animal equivalent to a car every week? every month? every year?
That’s so expensive! That’s so costly! Who could afford it?
Sin is expensive. Sin is costly.
Just ask Jesus