Scripture Read Leviticus 4-6
Nugget Leviticus 5: 7 & 11
“But if you cannot afford a sheep, you shall bring to the LORD, as your penalty for the sin that you have committed, two turtledoves or two pigeons, one for a sin offering and one for a burnt offering. ... But if you cannot afford two turtledoves or two pigeons, you shall bring as your offering for the sin that you have committed one-tenth of an ephah of choice flour for a sin offering; you shall not put oil on it or lay frankincense on it, for it is a sin offering.”
Devotional Thought: Praise God that it is not up to our financial status to be forgiven of sins! Poor persons have access to God’s grace and mercy as do all of us. Through Christ we are all forgiven. What are we, the forgiven, doing to bring others to the realization that all sin debt is paid, all my approach the throne of God boldly? Do we allow economically depressed persons access to the throne? Are our sanctuaries and chapels really open to all and welcoming? Are we inviters, do we go out as disciples to make disciples? Have we silently established a financial status expectation on who may or may not worship with us? God forgive us!