Why did God need a blood sacrifice? Why did we need to make the choice to follow Jesus? What it amounts to is justice. God is a just God; if you do something wrong, you must pay the price. The only real payment is your life; life is in the blood! Anything and everything we do is to preserve our life! Look at all the people who are making money selling vitamins, promoting gym memberships, doctors and drug makers, eat this and not that! All these things are to promote health and long life and we all want it! The sacrifices made in the Old Testament were a replacement for offering their own blood for their sin. Giving up the animal was a sacrifice because it was a food source and a part of their wealth. However, the animal sacrifices were just a temporary fix - the penalty was not harsh enough and only cleansed until they sinned again. The only justice is our own life! Then I have to think, is my life really good enough to cover my own sin, because I’m far from pure? I’m not sure. One thing that I am sure of is Jesus! He is pure and good enough. He made the sacrifice once and for all - no other sacrifice is needed, not even my own life! However, you are not covered by His blood unless you choose to accept Him as the atonement for your sin. Not only does He cover your sin for the here and now, but He gives us the reward of eternal life and the ability to see God who is so holy that we must be pure to come near Him! Why wouldn’t you want to accept this gift? I hope this makes sense.
Joh 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Joh 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Joh 3:18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.