Notes: March 18, 2008 – Leviticus 5

The Trespass Offering

I. When a trespass offering is required

  1. Refusing to tell the truth (Leviticus 5:1)
  2. Touching something unclean (Leviticus 5:2-3)
  3. Breaking vows (Leviticus 5:4-5)
  4. Profaning the holy (Leviticus 5:14-16)
  5. Ignorantly breaking the commandments (Leviticus 5:17-19)

II. What trespass offering is required

  1. a female lamb or kid (Leviticus 5:6), or
  2. a turtle-dove or two young pigeons (Leviticus 5:7-10), or
  3. flour with oil and frankincense (Leviticus 5:11-13)

Meditation Points:

  • Sins of omission and sins of commission–both are sins.
  • The possibility of defilement by the uncleanness of another should make one cautious about where he goes, what he does, and with whom he associates (Numbers 19:11 sq. ; Haggai 2:12-13).
  • Keep your promises, especially those made to God (Ecclesiastes 5:4-6).
  • Is God holy? Then be careful not to profane anything associated with Him. Is there anything which is not sacred?