Jesus as an Offering and Sacrifice

The Sacrifice of Jesus was very pleasing to God.

Ephesians 5: 2

And walk in love as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Walk (Peripateo – pronounced per-ee-pat-eh-o)

to make one’s way, progress, make due use of opportunities; to conduct oneself, to regulate one’s life, be occupied

Present Tense – a simple statement of fact viewed as occurring in actual time.

Imperative Mood – an absolute command to the hearer to perform a certain action by the order and authority of the one commanding

in love (Agape – pronounced ag-ah-pay)

good will, benevolence, brotherly love

loved (Agapae – pronounced ag-ap-ah-o)

to welcome, entertain, be fond of, be contented with

Aorist Tense – simple past tense with no English equivalent

Indicative Mood – a simple statement of fact

hath given (Paradidomi – pronounced par-ad-id-o-me)

to give into the hands of another; to give over into one’s power or use; deliver up one to custody; to permit or allow

Aorist Tense and Indicative Mood

offering (Prosphora – pronounced pros-for-ah)

that which is offered, a gift, present

sacrifice (Thusia – pronounced thoo-see-ah)

victim

sweetsmelling (Euodia – pronounced yoo-o-dee)

sweet smell, fragrance, the smell of sacrifices and obligations to God

savour (Osme – pronounced os-may)

a smell, odor, fragrance

The Israelites had to do numerous sacrifices in order to atone for their sins before God. When Jesus died on the cross, it was the last time one had to be made because His offering was a sweetsmelling one to God.

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