“Now if a person sins and does any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment. He is then to bring to the priest a ram without defect from the flock, according to your valuation, for a guilt offering. So the priest shall make atonement for him concerning his error in which he sinned unintentionally and did not know it, and it will be forgiven him. It is a guilt offering; he was certainly guilty before the LORD.” (5:17-19)
The only thing harder than having to commentate on Leviticus, is having to do it a second time. I’ve enjoyed the posts from last time, and I’m not sure what more I have to say.
I did find comfort, again, in the plans the LORD makes for when we sin unintentionally. This isn’t all about us being the actual worst, it’s about a loving God who fully understands the extent of our brokenness.
We’re going to hurt ourselves and others, naturally–without trying. Things are askew and must be made right. Restoration is the goal, so even when we don’t mean to break stuff, it still needs fixing.
I think all too often we leave things at apologies. How often do we go that extra mile to set things right?
Is there something in your life, a relationship or situation, that is still in need of mending even though apologies have been made? What plan of action could you create today to bring restoration in that area? Ask the LORD about it today.