Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
These two verses are among the more familiar ones in the Bible. As I was reading these verses recently, one word jumped out at me. Used twice in this passage, the word “all” is of particular importance. Continue reading →
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. (Matt 26:27-28)
And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. (Mark 14:24)
Countless animals were killed in Jewish history to provide the blood required for the proscribed sacrifices. This is because blood is required to remit sin (Heb. 9:22). However, none of those sacrifices provided the actual blood that was required. Those sacrifices were only symbolic of the ultimate sacrifice provided by Jesus Christ (Heb. 10:4, 10-14). Continue reading →