Leviticus 5:1-13

(Leviticus 5:1-13) – Dealing with sin.

There’s so much symbolism, allusion, foreshadowing, and prophecy included throughout Leviticus, and while it’s important to highlight those things, today’s passage brings me to something else…something very simple.

We need to obey God and take our sin seriously.

As I read the process for atonement that was being required of these people, I can’t help but think that part of the reason why God is so specific is to test obedience and genuine repentence.

Think about it, the more involved and complex your steps of reconciliation are, the more likely you are to ask “is this worth it?”

Quick fixes should normally be a no brainer, we’ll take care of it quickly. But when we know that things are complicated, we tend to want to procrastinate and push it off.

So just how seriously do we take our sin? What are we willing to do to show that?

I’m not talking about penance like in Catholic tradition, I’m talking about obedience and repentence.

Read 2 Corinthians 10 and the sermon on the mount. The words of Christ and the Apostle Paul point to this again and again.

If we really understand our sin and the devastating effect it has on us, we’ll do whatever God asks to make things right.

Not just with Him, but with others as well.

Praise God that Christ has gone to the furthest lengths of obedience to secure for us an eternal salvation that is free! We don’t need to be perfect, because Jesus was perfect for us.

And because He has done this, we as free people should be willing to display our gratitude by obedience and repentence.

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