Leviticus 4 & 5 Unintentional sin, goes unaccounted for until they recognize the sin, then they become guilty. Then when people realize their guilt they make an offering, the more public the sin the higher the cost.
There was an acceptance that we are sinners and that it can be atoned for.
1 John 1:8-10 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word has no place in our lives.
Asking forgiveness, is the key to access the purity we desire. Another example of having salty, pure and sacred prayers!
When we ignore the act, rationalize our "special" circumstances, or have medical terms to describe our personal pattern of destruction or addiction. To paraphrase Jonah 2:8 we are "forfeiting the grace that could be ours"
Have a salty week end!
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