Sabbath: Atonement: Purification Offering

Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Chron. 33:12-13; 2 Sam. 14:1–11; Lev. 4:27–31; Jer. 17:1; Lev. 10:16–18; Mic. 7:18–20.

gless05Memory Text: “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1:18, 19, NASB).

The sacrificial system is, probably, the best known part of the sanctuary service because it’s the part that points directly to Christ’s sacrifice. The blood of the animal that died for the sinner becomes a symbol for the blood of Christ, who died for us.

This week we will study several concepts linked to the “purification offering” (also called “sin offering”), which was God’s appointed way of helping us to understand better how He is reconciling us to Himself through the only true sacrifice, Jesus Christ. At times this lesson, uses the term purification offering instead of sin offering to avoid the impression that, for instance, giving birth is regarded as moral fault because the new mother had to present such an offering (Lev. 12:5–8). This sacrifice is best understood as a purification offering for her ritual impurity, and not as a sacrifice because of sin.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, November 2.



Sabbath: Atonement: Purification Offering — 7 Comments

  1. We were redeemed by the "most precious thing": the blood of Christ. How lovely God is! How much does he value mankind! O lord, receive glories and mercies, because you deserve them forever and ever, amen.

    • Yes, we were redeemed, or bought back again, by a ransom – a price paid to free us from the bondage of sin not with corruptible things, as silver and gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. This ought to be our constant and powerful inducement to holiness, and the fear of God (Heb. 10:22-23).

  2. 'The Sanctuary' complicated yet simple. Through wisdom that God provides to seeker, the subject reveals truths unveiled for ages.

  3. The purpose of the sacrifice of the bullock and he-goat, the sprinkling of their blood, and sending of another goat out into the wilderness was to bring reconciliation between the gracious God and the confessing sinner. Today we know that Christ is our sacrifice because the blood of animal could no longer atone for man's sin

  4. It is so appropriate to identify Christ's sacrifice as a "purification offering" instead of a "sin offering". It presents it much more accurately and more positively. Christ's sacrifice truly purifies us from a life that would otherwise be useless. Thank you!

  5. We have a loving Father,who can never be compared to any,truly we are HIS.He has always provided for us ie all our needs, including all the knowledge we need to have regarding His Word,His Plan for us,Why we are here,where we are going.What a wonderful God to have us to experience this life before we live the everlasting ,to impart us so divinely. Who can be like Him?.Praise Him who made Heaven and Earth. He even prepared the whole world for the coming of Christ through the Sanctuary lessons,He has even made us to know where Christ is now and What He is doing for for us.Again Praise Him Our Father in the Highest.


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