-Chapter six starts out with the first seven verses completing the section over procedures and restitution in the guilt offerings. This pericope covers issues in regard to deceitful thievery in the areas of deposits, securities, robbery, extortion, finding lost things and lying about it, and swearing falsely.
-*Application* What we should note here is the concept of stealing. Stealing involves more than just simply taking from someone or some institution. There are other forms of stealing listed here that we had better realize come from a broken and greedy heart toward God and our fellow man. Return with interest and a clean heart the things you have gotten deceitfully, like Zaccheus (Luke 19:1-10), even if it is something you have found. This wins the favor and grace of God in your life.
-The next two-thirds of the chapter deals with priestly procedures in the burnt offerings, the grain offerings, being anointed, and the sin offerings. The LORD is speaking to Moses on these matters as shadows and types of the things to come in Jesus Christ. There are symbolic references that run throughout Scripture like the everlasting fire (Holy Spirit’s presence, Acts 2:3-4), the oil (again the LORD’s presence, Matthew 25:4), the unleavened bread (absence of sin, 1 Corinthians 5:6-8), consecration (holy living, Colossians 3:12-14, Hebrews 10:10-17), animals without defect (the sacrifice of the just for the unjust, Hebrews 7:26-28, 1 Peter 3:18), priestly garments of linen (Jesus’ burial clothes, Matthew 27:59, Mark 15:46, Luke 23:53; 24:12, John 19:14; 20:5-7, plus saints reigning clothes of righteousness, Revelation 19:8-14), and the blood atonement (remission of sin, Hebrews 10:19).
-*Application* God’s grace is so evident and amazing as we search His revelation to us in the Scriptures. Jesus is our perfect High Priest who covers our transgressions now and forever. It is a joyous thing to realize that the debt of sin has been paid and that we as believers can enjoy His presence forever! Our guilt is gone; we have been set free!
Verse to Memorize: Leviticus 6:7