Bible Study & Devotional (Day 49)
Guiding Scripture: Leviticus 6:6-7 And as a penalty they must bring to the priest, that is, to the Lord, their guilt offering, a ram from the flock, one without defect and of the proper value. 7 In this way the priest will make atonement for them before the Lord, and they will be forgiven for any of the things they did that made them guilty.”
🔴 The Weight of Guilt
By Contributing Writer Magan Martin
I’m about to share something with all of you that is going to blow your minds. Ready? Here it goes. I’m not perfect. Yep. It’s true. In fact, I’ll go even further with that. I mess up often. We’re talking daily. Sometimes those mess-ups don’t even register in my mind as I’m doing them. But some of them…weigh on my mind and my heart for years to follow. Sometimes the weight of the guilt can be overwhelming and joy stealing.
Can you relate?
In Leviticus 6, the priest intervened on behalf of those who acknowledged their guilt. And the priest shall make atonement for him before the Lord, and (God shall forgive him)for any of the things that one may do and thereby become guilty.” These covered deliberate offenses, not just accidental errors. There was restitution involved, and the offender repaid the value of the property plus one-fifth.
An Absolved Sentence
The good news is that if you’ve accepted the Lord Jesus as your Savior, and you believe that His sacrifice on the cross has covered your sins, then your judgment has been not only forgiven but forgotten. If God doesn’t remember your sins anymore, you certainly don’t need to hang on to them! You’ve been washed by the blood of the Lamb, and whose sins are no longer staining you. Hallelujah, Amen!
Father God in Heaven, thank You for the sacrifice of Your perfect Lamb. Thank you for saving me, for forgiving me, and for wiping my slate clean. When the guilt of my sins weighs down on me, I pray that I can move forward with peace in my heart, knowing You’ve forgiven me already. Please help me to forgive myself when I need to. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
This devotional was submitted by Magan Martin, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Connect with Magan Martin at www.wrongkindofchristian.com
Magan hails from the heart of the USA, in the very southeast corner of Kansas. She’s married with three beautiful kids who keep them on their toes. Magan and her husband both own businesses as well as work regular jobs. You can find us on Facebook Crown Promotions and Big End Motorsports. Magan also teaches online English classes every morning to kiddos in China. And serves as a youth minister and on the local school board.
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