How can an imperfect person find access to an absolutely holy God, both in this life and the next? How can a person get right with God?
If there is a way, only God can provide it, and an important part of that way is revealed in the burnt offering. Since this was the only offering that completely went up in smoke—nothing remained—it signified total surrender to God and God’s total acceptance of the offerer. This anticipates Jesus’ death which requires the surrender of the believer and provides assurance of God’s acceptance.