A True Altar of Sacrifice

In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work ... For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the LORD. -Leviticus 16:29-30I
n the former days when man was to re-establish and hold a relationship with God, there was always something that mankind had to do in order to have their souls in a place of favor.  Our original relationship was loss because of one act of disobedience by Adam in Eden.  Since that time the LORD always had a people who were willing to build a true altar of sacrifice to Him.

Abraham, who at times was called the friend of God, had also to find a place of atonement and sacrifice to the LORD, even though he was alone without rules of service.  When the LORD spoke to him in Exodus 15, he was told to select certain animals of three years of age and to make a sacrifice to the LORD.  "I am thy exceeding great reward" the LORD told him, but the covenant must be sealed by an altar of sacrifice.  Once the sacrifice was assembled, the LORD himself placed the burning edifices among the sacrifice.  There was death and then burning, this was a sacrifice unto the LORD.  He was willing to go as far in his consecration