Confess and bring an offering

Leviticus 5:5 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: 6 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. 7 And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.

God wanted them to recognize their sin and their failure. He wanted them to confess, admit that they were guilty. Then they were to bring an offering. What most strikes me in these verses is the statement, if he be not able.

If a person couldn’t afford the offering God would accept one of lesser value. He as never about getting from His people. He was about giving grace. He however did want them to realize and confess that they had done wrong.

It was to be more than just from the mouth outwardly, it was to be from the heart! The amount of the offering wasn’t the question. The question was, do you know you did wrong? Do you know you should confess? Do you believe that He will forgive?

What a Saviour. If you do wrong you can confess and be forgiven. It is not about you or your offering but Him and His grace!

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