"For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins."
Hebrews 10:4 ESV
In the Old Testament, animal sacrifices could only cover up the sins of Israel, but never take it away.
Christ, the sinless and unblemished Lamb of God, was the perfect sacrifice that took the sins away. This sacrifice meant that there is no more need to continue to sacrifice other animals.
"It is finished" cried our Messiah on the cross. The debt has been paid in full. No more sacrifices were required. Christ bore our sins and imputed His righteousness to us - the great exchange.
Man can repent and believe in Christ and His work on the cross - the one and only perfect sacrifice.
Let us go throughout today with an attitude of gratitude of our Lord for His amazing and unfathomable sacrfice.
"let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water."
Hebrews 10:22 ESV