Twenty-Seven and One

Twenty-seven chapters. That’s how long it took Moses to record the laws of sacrifice and purity in the book we know as Leviticus. Twenty-seven chapters detail how to relate to a holy God. Twenty-seven chapters highlighting the severity of sin. Twenty-seven chapters of dos and don’ts.

One verse. That’s how long it took the writer of Hebrews to express the sufficiency and superiority of Christ’s sacrifice. “He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.” Twenty-seven chapters point to a need solved in one verse. Praise God for a covenant in every way superior to the old.

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