If perfection could have been obtained through the Levitical priesthood . . . why was there still need for another priest. (Heb. 7:11)

Inventors do not usually succeed on the first try. Thomas Edison failed many attempts to create the light bulb. When asked about his failures, Edison is quoted to have said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” With that attitude, he kept going, kept making changes, and eventually engineered a light bulb that worked.

The Levitical priesthood was not working. God knew this, whether men noticed or not. Sacrifices and rituals were not helping the people change their ways to obey God. The people could not attain perfection no matter how hard they tried or what position they held. They fell short time and time again. Something had to change, so God changed it.

God sent his perfect Son to intercede for everyone, to be the solution for the problem of sin that seemed to keep people distanced from God. Jesus came as perfection in human form. People expected him to fail like every other man, but he did not. Even now, individuals try to find fault with him, but none can be found. We even try to deny what he did for us, but it does not change what he did. Jesus, the Son of God, gave the best gift—himself—as a sacrifice for our sins. And that changed everything.

Consider whether it’s time for a spiritual change.

Randall A. Forbes is director of plant operations at Kingswood University. With a flair for the artistic, Randy’s secular life experience contributes to his unique perspective and application of biblical truths.

© 2019 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission.
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.