Friday, July 20, 2007

Trespass Offering Leviticus 5

Leviticus 5:19 "It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the Lord."

v17 "And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the Lord; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity."

Some would like to seperate the Bible from the law of the land but it would be impossible to do and still have order. I've heard it for as long as I can remember: Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to the law. Neither is it an excuse with the law of God. Sin must still be accounted for.

There is a story in the new testament where there were sellers of doves in the temple and moneychangers which angered Jesus very much and he drove them out.

Matthew 21:12 "And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers and the seats of them that sold doves, v13 And said unto them, it is written My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves."

Here in Leviticus 5 we see that those who could not afford to bring a lamb could bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons v6-7. Then if they could not afford that they could bring a part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering v11.

So, we can see that the less expensive sacrifice used in the place of a lamb was for those who could not afford the lamb. A provision was made for the poor. But in the passage above some were taking advantage of this provision by using it to make money off the poor.

Proverbs 1:10 "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not."

v16 : "For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood."

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