I hate leaking taps. You probably hate them too. No one could possibly like the continual drip… drip of water. The sound is distracting and soon enough, the drops gather into a puddle and become a mess that we have to mop up. The problem with leaking taps is that the mopping never ends.

For a very long time, man’s only response to the problem of sin was to continually mop up the mess it was making people’s lives. Reading about the endless offerings and sacrifices that the children of Isreal needed to continuously do in order to mop up the spread of sin is overwhelming in itself, and how much more overwhelming it must have been for those who needed to continually offer those sacrifices year after year.

Seeing as endlessly mopping puddles is not a particularly enjoyable thing to do, I am thankful that we don’t have to live indefinitely with leaking taps. We can call in a plumber to fix the tap, and never have to deal with another drop of water again.

This is what God has done by sending Jesus to fix the leak of sin into our lives. Under the old covenant, the priests periodically had to offer sacrifices for sin, but Jesus made a new covenant in his blood – a once and for-all sacrifice that fixed the leak of sin in our lives. As it says in Hebrews 10:12, Christ, however, offered one sacrifice for sins, an offering that is effective forever, and then he sat down at the right side of God.

You see, unless you take the time to read the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers, and see the tedious difficulty of life under the Law of (God passed down by) Moses, you could not begin to imagine how indescribably amazing grace truly is. By sacrificing his life on the cross of Calvary, Jesus set us free from the deeds of the law.