Today's passage: Leviticus 5:1-13
- Instructions for sin offerings continue.
- Had Jephthah known the law of the Lord (Verse 4), he would have had a solution for his foolish vow (Judges 11:29-40).
- There were three levels of sin offerings allowed. All three carried the same weight or significance, ensuring that anyone in Israel could make offerings for their sin. Obeying the Lord was not only for the wealthy.
Questions to consider:
- What were the specific reasons mentioned to offer sin offerings in today's passage? What were the examples given? In what way could they be representative of other sins?
- In what way would this provision of a sin offering have been a relief to the people of Israel? Some might think this was over the top or strict, but in truth it was a way of being released of a burden! How was God being gracious to the people in providing these instructions?
- What would the continual need of bringing sacrifices have taught the people? Were these animal sacrifices going to truly rid them of their sin? Was it going to cure their hearts? What were they to learn they really needed? (Hebrews 10:4-7)