Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Unintentional Sin Still Counts

Today's Reading:
  • Leviticus 4:1 - 5:19
  • Proverbs 10:1 - 2
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Leviticus 4:1 - 5:19
These two chapters from Leviticus deal with atonement for unintentional sin.  While all the instructions for the sacrificial animals no longer apply to us, these chapters still provide an important message: even unintentional sin counts.  "Ignorance is bliss" simply does not apply here.  Throughout these two chapters we are told time and time again that if you did not realized you sinned, you unintentionally sinned, or you accidentally sinned -- you are still guilty. 

The Lord is more than willing to forgive us, but He does say that when we realized we have sinned we must gain forgiveness for those sins.  I guess I better keep on reading right through the bible so that I can identify those sins in my life that are unintentional or done out of ignorance and address those areas in my life.

Proverbs 10:1 - 2
This really was a short reading in Proverbs.  The first verse tells us that wise children bring joy to their parents while foolish ones bring grief.  We are also told that tainted wealth won't last, but living in a godly manner can save your life.

Those proverbs are pretty self explanatory.  I'm excited because this Proverb marks the beginning of the Proverbs of Solomon.  It's always nice to dive into a new section or theme within the bible.  And who better to teach us words of wisdom than Solomon?

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