Week 7  Day 6

Our understanding of God
      begins here in these
      Old Testament books
But it does not end here

When you read something
      that does not sound
      like the God you know
Stay tuned 
There is much more

What to do with our questions?
      ask them
      it is OK to argue with God
But foremost, it is better
      to do more listening
      than talking

Always keep in mind--
      the Bible is
      a love letter
      from God
      to you.

                                                 WHEN YOU SIN 
            Bring an offering to atone and you will be forgiven.
                                                Leviticus 4 & 6

    13"Now if the whole congregation of Israel sins unintentionally,
14when the sin which they have committed becomes known,
the assembly shall offer a young bull for the sin, and bring
before the tabernacle of meeting.
    2"When a ruler has sinned, and done something unintentionally
against any of the commandments of the Lord his God in anything
which should not be done, and is guilty, 23or if his sin which he
has committed comes to his knowledge, he shall bring as his
offering a kid of the goats, a male without blemish.
    27"If one of the common people sins unintentionally by doing
something against any commandments of the Lord, he shall
bring as an offering a kid of the goats, a female without blemish.
    32"If he brings a lamb as his offering, he shall bring a female
without blemish.  33He shall lay his hand on the head of the sin
offering, and kill it as a sin offering at the place where they kill
burnt offering.  34The priest shall take some of the blood
of the
sin offering with his finger, put it on the horns of the
altar of burnt
offering, and pour all the remaining blood at the
base of the altar.
35He shall remove all its fat, as the fat of the
lamb is removed
from the sacrifice of the peace offering.  Then
the priest shall
burn it on the altar, according to the offerings
made by fire to
the Lord. The priest shall make atonement for
his sin that he
has committed, and it shall be forgiven him."
    1The Lord spoke, saying:  2"If a person sins and commits a
trespass against the Lord by lying to his neighbor about what
was delivered to him for safekeeping, about a pledge or a
robbery, or if he has extorted from his neighbor, 3or if he has
found what was lost and lies concerning it, and swears falsely--
in any one of these things:  4then it shall be, because he is
guilty, that he shall restore what he has stolen, or the thing
has extorted, or what was delivered to him for safekeeping,
or the lost thing which he found, 5or all that about which he
sworn falsely.  He shall restore its full value, add one-fifth
to it, and give it to whomever it belongs, on the day of
trespass offering. 
    6"He shall bring his trespass offering, a ram without blemish
from the flock, with your valuation, as a trespass offering, to
the priest.  7So the priest shall make atonement for him before
the Lord, and he shall be forgiven for any of these things he
may have done in which he trespasses."
                        This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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