Leviticus 6:1-7

Tonight we talked about justice and how it is worked through in the Bible.  Some things, like murder, you can not make right.  Other things you can.  Leviticus 6 starts with a list of crimes that can be made right.  Some value can be given to the material loss of the victim.  On top of that the guilty party must give a fee that shows the debt is more than what was lost.

Leviticus 6: 1-7

1 The LORD said to Moses: 2 “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the LORD by deceiving his neighbor about something entrusted to him or left in his care or stolen, or if he cheats him, 3 or if he finds lost property and lies about it, or if he swears falsely, or if he commits any such sin that people may do- 4 when he thus sins and becomes guilty, he must return what he has stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to him, or the lost property he found, 5 or whatever it was he swore falsely about. He must make restitution in full, add a fifth of the value to it and give it all to the owner on the day he presents his guilt offering. 6 And as a penalty he must bring to the priest, that is, to the LORD, his guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value. 7 In this way the priest will make atonement for him before the LORD, and he will be forgiven for any of these things he did that made him guilty.”

Questions

  1. When someone sins, who do they break faith with?
  2. What examples of sin can a person make up for?
  3. What must a person give to make up for their offence?
  4. How is God also repayed for the sin?
  5. Have you given more than the minimum when you realise that you have done someone wrong?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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