Today's passage: Leviticus 5:14-6:7
- In these verses, we read about guilt offerings.
- Guilt offerings seem to be quite similar to sin offerings, except:
- The animals sacrificed were males, not females (More costly).
- Payment was to be made. A restoration of what was lost, plus 20%.
- These differences seem to indicate the offenses which necessitated a guilt offering were more severe and costly to others than that which necessitated a sin offering.
- True repentance includes a turning from our sin to righteousness. A person who is truly repentant will want to make things right with the one he/she has sinned against (2 Corinthians 7:10-11).
Questions to consider:
- How would the requirements for the guilt offering coincide (and help us better understand) Jesus' command in Matthew 5:23-24?
- Though we are no longer under the Old Covenant, how could this principle still give us guidance/wisdom if we wrong others today?
- What has God done with our guilt (Romans 8:31-34)?