Today’s Reading: Numbers 5, 6, 15, 19
Highlights – The next two days we read some laws found in the book of Numbers. Much of this is more regulation concerning sacrifices. There is also a test that a jealous husband would use to determine if his wife was unfaithful, regulations concerning the vow of the Nazarite, and the making of a water of purification using the ashes of a heifer.
15:22-31 shows that God looks at unintentional and intentional sins differently. Things done unintentionally, or inadvertently were still wrong – but God prescribed sacrifices to make atonement for the transgressors. The man who sins intentionally or presumptuously was to be “cut off from among his people”. What are some of the reasons God gives for the severe judgment (see especially verse 30, 31). A test case follows immediately beginning in verse 32.