In reading about World War Two…one of my hobbies…I remember reading years
ago, of a case of our military flying over needy areas and dropping bags of grain and other materials to help the starving
people there. But most of the articles were scattered and ruined because the bags would burst when they hit the ground.
The problem was solved…by a second bag! The first bag and its contents were put in a second bag, and
when it hit the ground and burst, all the contents were left in perfect condition by the second bag, which was not damaged!
Why this came to my mind in the middle of the night, I don’t know. But I do know that I couldn’t
sleep until I got up and wrote to you about how that second bag could be likened to a second covenant that gave us the teachings
of Jesus Christ that replaced the sacrifices that had become such a burden to Israel. As much as the Israelites wanted to
show their love to God through a long list of rules…even to Solomon’s action once of sacrificing 423 animals
per hour, 24 hours per day for 14 days, which amounted in my count to 192,128 animals offered up. All the attempts to show
their love for God didn’t, and in fact couldn’t be successful.
then Jesus Christ came…not to destroy the Law…he said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or
the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill" (Matthew 5:17). I liken the plan of sacrifices as having begun
when God killed an animal and used the skin to cover the nakedness of Adam and Even after they had sinned in the Garden of
Eden (Genesis, chapter three). However, I remind you that this is my personal thinking, not stated in the Bible.
I simply want to tell you again of God’s new plan that was carried out by Christ includes every believer,
not just His Chosen Israelites. The Ten Commandments are still in place, but the Law was replaced when Jesus became our sacrifice,
once and for ALL. Believing in Him is our New Promise, offered even to the destitute who don’t have animals to offer
up. We offer ourselves, and Christ says, "It is enough."