About Jesus Steve Sweetman
will not comment on this chapter. I
will only comment on one point and that concerns sins that are committed
unknowingly. My point is
simple. Sin is sin, whether
we knowingly sin or not. Both
types of sins needed to have sacrifices made for them. When
speaking of sin today, the same applies.
Sin is sin, whether we commit a sin knowingly or not.
All sin needs to be accounted
for and atoned for.
from verses 32 to 37 we see a man caught gathering wood on the Sabbath.
He was brought to Moses and God told Moses that He must die.
So the assembly of people took this man outside the camp and
sounds horrible for us. We
have a hard time understanding this.
But the fact of the matter is that this man disobeyed God.
The killing of this man shows us how God feels when we disobey
Him. This should tell us how
serious sin is. We just
don't understand how God feels about sin.
Yet, if we can understand how God feels about sin, it makes the
cross of Christ all that more fantastic.
God came to earth in Jesus, and not only was punished for our
sins, but became sin, so that we might escape the wrath of God.
The Old Testament must show us such things like this man being
killed for gathering wood on the Sabbath.
If we had no record of this, we really would not know how God
feels about sin, and we would not know the importance of the cross of