Did you know the Old Testament is like a big arrow pointing to Jesus and what he came to do? Let me give you an example.
In the Old Testament, God instituted sacrifices for the nation of Israel. These were offered over and over again to cover the people’s sin. You see, death is the payment for sin, so blood had to be shed. But the blood of all those bulls and goats couldn’t take away sin. Why? Because we’re not related to the animals!
We needed a perfect sacrifice. But all of us are sinners, so it can’t be one of us! That’s why Jesus, fully God and fully man, came to earth and died in our place. He was the ultimate and perfect sacrifice for sin.
This post originally appeared at https://answersingenesis.org/media/audio/answers-with-ken-ham/volume-149/why-the-sacrifices/