As you read this it may seem like just another one of those boring Leviticus readings about laws and directions and all of that stuff, but there is a lot more to it. In this passage we see that blood must be shed and "poured out" for sins. Sin can never go without being atoned (paid) for. So this was a sin offering for the sins off the priests. Notice that the body of the bull was to be taken outside the temple and burned up, but all of the blood was used as the atonement. Remind you of anyone?
Jesus' blood was shed, poured out for us! it was shed to make atonement (payment) for our sins. After his blood was shed and he died, his body was taken off the cross and buried outside the city in a new tomb in which no one had every been laid. Yet, unlike that blood of bulls and lambs, which were imperfect and would not last, His blood was perfect, the perfect atonement, the perfect sin offering for us and for all mankind. And unlike those thousands of bulls and lambs that were burned up. He rose from the dead. He came out of the grave! He's alive!
Today remember the perfect sacrifice that Jesus made for you! Remember his blood poured out for you. Remember his ultimate love for you!
Let us pray: Lord Jesus, thank you for pouring out your blood for me so that I can live forever with you. Amen.