The closer we are to God, the closer God looks at us. We may come to God as we are, but we shouldn't stay as we were. A key lesson of the Torah reading שמיני Shemini ("eighth"; Leviticus 9–11) is the more understanding God gives us, the more God expects of us (Luke 12:48). This is also why the sacrifice of Yeshua (Jesus) was the only sacrifice that could take away our sins, transgressions and iniquities (Lev. 16:15, 18, 27; Heb. 9:13; 10:4).