Leviticus 4:1-6:7

  1. What is it that distinguishes the sin and guilt offerings from the burnt, meal and peace offering?
    See 4:2, 13, 22, etc. Of what divine provision for our need are we assured here?
    Cf. Lev. 17:11.
  2. Notice particularly what was done with the body and with the blood of the sacrifice in the sin offering (4:6, 7, 11, 12).
    How do these solemn ordinances indicate God’s hatred of sin, and suggest some of the fearful results that can arise out of sin?

Note. The sin and guilt offerings have much in common, but the sin offering had reference rather to the person of the offender in his guilt towards God, whereas the guilt offering was an atonement for the offence especially in its relation to man. Hence the sin offering differed for different classes of persons (4:3, 13, 22, 27); and in the guilt offering the guilty party, in addition to his offering, had also to make amends for the wrong done (5:16; 6:4, 5).