For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
In the ancient past, people used to offer sacrifices to God in order to be forgiven of their sins and to be blessed with a harvest that would sustain them throughout the year. They gave of their best livestock and produce, so that God would not be offended by their gifts.
When Jesus died upon the Cross, He became the most perfect sacrifice for our sins. He brought salvation into the world, so that we would not be sinfully separated from God. His Death has also given us everlasting Life which will be the greatest gift that we will ever receive in this world or the next.
Question: How grateful am I for forgiveness and the blessing of everlasting life? Is my gratitude reflected in what I give to God?Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for dying for our sins. Help us to never take that wonderful gift of grace for granted. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.