Weak Stomached Priests

I have been reading in Leviticus this morning and I am extremely thankful that I was called into ministry in the 21st century under the New Covenant. I can’t imagine the requirements for the priest in Old Testament times. Not only did they have to be consecrated and from the lineage of Aaron, but they also couldn’t have weak stomachs.

Leviticus 1, “The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off its head, and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out at the side of the altar.”

Not only did they have to wring off bird’s heads, but they had to slaughter animals.  Pour out blood.  Remove intestines.  Examine leprosy.  That’s all too much for me.  I do not have a stomach for all of that stuff. 

I am glad that Jesus shed His blood once and for all and now we do not have to get involved in those sacrifices.  Jesus paid it all so we wouldn’t have to go through the sacrifices and the tedious points of the law.  He came to give His life as a ransom so that we would no longer have to go through the Old Covenant practices.  Thank God for His Grace and Mercy!

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