The Covenant of Grace
The sacrifices of the Levitical priests were not able to wipe away sins. The guilt of sin was still left behind, making it essential for these sacrifices and offerings to be offered continuously ( Hebrews 10:3).
These imperfect offerings, could not satisfy God’s justice or benefit from God’s grace. The Mosaical Law was shadow of what was to come. “No one one is declared righteous by observing the law” Romans (3:20).
Grace is God’s mercy to those who do not deserve it. Christ has provided His body as the ultimate Living Sacrifice forever, appeasing God, once and for all, on our behalf. The opposite of grace is works and there is no alternative way or methods, outside of Christ, to free a person from guilt or the punishment of it.
©️ Ruth Dickson