Lesson for October 19, 2019

SIN AND THE REMEDY

Scripture reading: Exodus 20:1-21

Memory verse: James 2:10, 11

  1. What is sin declared to be? James 2:10, 11.
  2. How were the sins of the people pardoned in ancient time? Lev. 5:14,15, 7:11, 37, 38.

Note. The penalty for breaking any one of the Ten Commandments during the Old Testament period was death by stoning. It was not only for Sabbath breaking, but for each one of the commandments. Lev. 24:13-17.

  1. In case a person was too poor to afford a lamb, what was substitute? Lev. 5:7.
  2. Why were these innocent lambs slain? To what did this atonement point? John 1:29-34; 1 Peter 1:19.
  3. Was it the Ten Commandment Law that was abolished or was it this old system of pardon that ended? Heb. 10:3-12.

Note. When we read of the sufferings of our Saviour on the cross and behold the agony of His crucifixion , we should be impressed in the same way that the children of Israel were when they looked upon the killing of those innocent lambs. It should teach us the horrible consequence of disobeying the Great and the Mighty One who made the world and created us in his own likeness. We should be made to fully understand that the breaking of this law brought about the death of our beloved Lamb and Saviour on the cross, just the same as sin brought the death of those animals back then.

  1. How was the long promised Messiah and Saviour to come into the world? Isaiah 7:14.
  2. Was He to be offered as a Lamb for the sins of the people? Isaiah 53:7, 8.

Note. The reason many of the Jewish people are still in the dark concerning the coming of the Messiah is the entire 53rd chapter of Isaiah was omitted from their synagogue reading nearly two thousand years ago by their leaders. However, since the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls (which contained the chapter). It is considered an authentic part of the Holy writings.