Leviticus 6 Outline
– Regulations for a person that deceive his neighbor (Leviticus 6:1-7)
– Regulations for the burnt offering (Leviticus 6:8-13)
– Regulations for the grain offering (Leviticus 6:14-23)
– Regulations for the sin offering (Leviticus 6:24-30)
Leviticus 6 Summary
In Leviticus 6:1-7, anyone who sin by lying to his neighbor about something entrusted to him or stolen or cheat him or find the lost property and lie about it or swears falsely, or commit other such sins, the person is to return the property plus 1/5 of the value and give it back to the owner on the day he presented the guilt offering. For the guilt offering, the person is offer a ram without defect and of proper value.
In Leviticus 6:8-13, God gave instructions regarding the regulations for the burnt offerings. The burnt offering is to be burnt continuously on the altar every day. The priest must wear his linen clothes and linen undergarment to remove the ashes of the burnt offering to a place that is ceremonially clean outside the camp. Every morning, the priest will add firewood on the altar.
In Leviticus 6:14-23, God gave instructions regarding the regulations for the meat offerings. The priest is to take a handful of the fine flour and all the incense and burn it on the altar as a memorial portion so that it produces a pleasing aroma to God. The rest of the meat offering belong to Aaron and his sons. Any male descendant of Aaron can eat this portion of the meat offering, It is to be eaten in the courtyard of the tent of the congregation. Anything that touch it will become holy.
In Leviticus 6:24-30, the sin offering of which the blood is not brought into the Holy Place can be eaten by the priest. The priest is to slaughter this type of sin offering at the altar of the burnt offering and eat it in a holy place. Anything that touch it will become holy. If any blood is splattered on the garment, it should be washed in a holy place. If the sin offering is cooked in a clay pot, the clay pot is to be broken. If the sin offering is cooked on a bronze pot, the bronze pot is to be scoured and rinsed with water. Any male descendant of the priest can eat the sin offering. The sin offering of which the blood is brought into the Holy Place cannot be eaten and must be burned.
Leviticus 6 Bible Study
1. Don’t lie
In Leviticus 6:1-3, deceiving your neighbor. A neighbor is someone who is not your enemy. Deceiving people about anything whether good or bad is a sin against God. God prohibits telling lies (Exodus 20:16). Lying is telling a falsehood regardless of whether it is for good or bad intention. Whatever you say, you must not tell falsehood so that you don’t sin against God.
2. Don’t swear
Swearing falsely is a sin according to Leviticus 6:3. Swearing is a sin because you cannot guaranteed that what you swear will happen in the future. (James 5:12) You can promise but you should not swear. If you promise someone something, you must fulfill it. If you fail to fulfill the promise you made to someone, you must ask the person to forgive you and ask God to forgive you.
3. Surrender yourself completely to God
The burnt offering is completely offered to God. Just like the burnt offering, you must offer yourself completely to God. To surrender yourself completely to God means to give the best of your time, energy, money and etc to God. Every day, you must spend time to learn the word of God in the Bible. You can listen to sermon tape and learn the word of God. You should spend time to pray and worship God every day. In James 4:7-8, submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
4. Be fervent for God all the time
The fire of the hearth for the burnt offering must never go out but must burn continually. Just like the fire of the hearth than must burn continually, the fire of our love for God must always be fervent. We must be fervent for God, just like the first love we have for God, when we first accepted Jesus Christ as our lord and savior. In 2 Timothy 2:15, we should do our best to present ourselves to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the truth. In Revelation 2:4-5, nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
5. Examine yourself and confess your sins every day
The sin offering is offered when a sin is committed by the Israelites. Everyone will sin from time to time. No one is perfect who does not sin. Every day, before you go to bed, you should examine yourself to see if you have sin against God in any area in your life. Then, you should make up your mind to stop the bad habit and confess your sins. In 1 John 1:9, if you sincerely confess your sin, God who is faithful and just will surely forgive you and purify you from all unrighteousness.