June 20: Gravity of Sin

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “If anyone commits a breach of faith and sins unintentionally in any of the holy things of the LORD, he shall bring to the LORD as his compensation, a ram without blemish out of the flock, valued in silver shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a guilt-offering.

(Leviticus 5:14-15 ESV)

I would not change a thing about the time and history into which I was born. It is during this time that I got to be raised by my parents. It was in this place that I met my husband. It was throughout these years that I have gotten to build relationships with some really special friends. It is and will always be from now and forever that Jesus’s grace is bestowed upon His children. However, I do fear that there is one problem that we harbor in this point of history: I don’t think we understand the gravity of our sin. You see, in this passage and many others throughout this section of Scripture, God reveals that even an unintentional sin is in just as dire need to be covered as those we choose to do. You see, our existence is not only tainted because we choose to turn away from God but because our blood boils with sinful nature. We, in and of ourselves, will sin. Our flesh is dirty and not worthy of God’s grace. It is only because of Jesus, who made Himself the perfect sacrifice, that we get to bask in His mercy. Take a minute to thank Him that your unintentional and intentional sins been covered by His blood. We need to dwell in the knowledge and sorrow of our own sin that He might be glorified and we might be thankful.

Jesus, I have no words for how grateful I am to you. You did not have to sacrifice yourself. You did not have to tear off your royal garb and put on the skin of humanity, but you chose to anyway. You chose to that I might not be held accountable for the sin I so deserve to suffer for. Thank you, King Jesus. Have your way with me.

52 Week Reading Plan: Leviticus 4-6

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