God instructed His people with a great Law.
He taught them right and wrong, while emphasizing their continual need for forgiveness. The Law was spelled out in Exodus and Leviticus showing that God is perfect and holy. Holiness is a word that means extreme purity, perfection, and beauty. The Law further showed that the people needed a forgiver. Sacrifices of animals, grain, and guilt offerings were spelled out so the people could see their moral failures and seek God for forgiveness. These were mere shadows of the ultimate sacrifice coming in the future. Perfect forgiveness would come when God would send the Final Forgiver or Messiah to die for mankind‟s rebellion.