Greater Love Has No One Than This, Than to Lay Down One’s Life

Today at sundown marks the ending of the Jewish Holy Day of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Under the Law of Moses in Leviticus 23:27 all those of the House of Isreal were to make an annual observance, a day of atonement, to atone for the sins of the people through fasting, prayer and burnt offering. This is observed every year on the 10th day in the 7th month Tishrei of the Jewish calendar.

Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. – John 15:13 NKJV

For those who have accepted Jesus Christ as the Messiah of Israel and Savior of the world, we see the day of Christ’s crucifixion as the everlasting day of atonement. He was afflicted, not us, and then he willingly became the offering to atone for the sins of the world.

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