And there is even more—the sacrifices and the feasts of the Old Testament round out the picture of a loving God guiding His misguided children (then and now) back to Him to realize a completeness they can never achieve on their own.
As I ponder these things, I understand there is a bridge that connects the tabernacle, the priesthood, the sacrifices and the feasts with a life in Christ today...that bridge is holiness. So, before we continue to an in-depth study of the sacrifices and feasts, we must stop awhile and ponder the meaning and significance of holiness.
To understand holiness, we need to understand more of who God is and what His character is like. We need to really understand that God is not like us...He is holy. Isaiah 6:3, “...Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts...” There is a huge gap between God and us and it is not bridgeable from our side—it is bridged only from the Holy God side.