Part 5 The Trespass Offering - Lev. 5
Often when a Christian considers The Cross, he thinks about the totality of his sin in regards to redemption and salvation. But we must never forget the detrimental impact of each individual sin. The Trespass Offering brought into account each sin, it’s consequences, and the necessary restitution which came as an act of repentance.
1. We should confess all known sin (1 Jn. 1:8-10).
V5-6 “And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing: And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.”
2. We should see sin as a debt & make restitution for the consequences our sin has caused (Mt. 5:23-25).
V15-16 “If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering: And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.”
3. We should repent of our sins and seek cleansing.
6:5b-7 “he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.”
LESSON - Each sin we’ve committed caused our Lord to suffer, each one required a price, and each one made us unfit for Heaven and deserving of Hell. We should not allow our salvation to minimize in our minds the awfulness of each sin. Let’s stop being dismissive of sin and remember again the impact each individual sin has upon our fellowship with God and others. By doing so, we will once again begin to see sin as God does and our seared consciences can then experience personal revival. Each sin IS a big deal to God! Prov. 28:13-14 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.”