Guilt Offering: This is also called the trespass offering. I actually “listened” to today’s read rather than read it. Why? Because it was so boring (feeling a little guilty about saying that) that I found myself skimming way too much. So when I listened to it I heard one word repeated: “Restitution”. This act removed the guilt of certain sins that involved
trespassing or “sinning” against God. The Hebrew word ‘asham, translated “guilt,” also means “reparation or restitution.” Guilt in the biblical sense is not just a feeling but a condition. There may be known transgressions that bring feelings of guilt, but there is also the condition of guilt before God, caused by sins known or unknown. Sometimes a hardened sinner has few feelings of guilt when he is the most guilty. (I call it rationalizing our sin!) Ouch.
OK, so now this chapter isn’t as boring as I thought. I have to go make restitution because I am guilty of skimming and I need to reread.
I got to Chapter 6 and 7: thought “didn’t we read this already?” We were reading about how WE offer the sacrifice, this next section is the about the priests requirements at the offering. The priests were given a portion to eat since they were working day and night.