Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers
The Price of Sin Bible Study
The Cost of Sin in the Bible
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
the Price of Sin Bible study taking a look into the Cost of Sin in
the Bible and how the Price of Sin Bible study message affects your
be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
The Price of Sin Bible Study Lesson
The Cost of Sin in the Bible Explained
We've been waiting for you so we can share another story from the
book of Numbers. As you may remember from our last visit, we found
out about the different jobs that God gave to the families of the
tribe of Levi to take care of the tabernacle of the congregation.
Now the Lord gave Moses more instructions when he would take off his
veil and go speak to Him in the tabernacle. God was serious about His
people being clean in mind, body and spirit. If someone became
defiled in any way, they were expelled from the camp and there
were procedures to follow and/or requirements that had to be met
before they were allowed back in. This was because God didn't want
them to contaminate their camps that he dwelt in the midst of.
God commanded Moses to put every leper, everyone who had an issue (a
discharge as of blood or fluid from the body) and anyone who touched
a dead person, outside of the camp. That means that if a woman was
menstruating or a person had poison ivy, it didn't matter if it was
contagious or not, everyone that had an issue was put out.
The Price of Sin Bible Study Teaching
The Cost of Sin in the Bible Concerns
If a person commits any sin, they must confess their sin and repay
for the loss he caused plus one fifth of it's value to the victim of
the crime. If the sin that was committed did not involve another
person, the trespass was repaid to the Lord by paying the priest and
the priest would make an atonement for the sin.
Now, this is how an unfaithful wife was dealt with. If any woman was
unfaithful to her husband and it was kept secret, if the husband
suspected her, he brought her to the priest with an offering of
barley. The priest would set the woman before the Lord. Then he would
take holy water in a clay bowl and put dust from the floor of the
tabernacle into the water.
This would make bitter water that caused a curse on a woman, only if
she was guilty of the accusations. The priest would uncover the
woman's head and put the barley offering in her hands. In the
priest's hand would be the bitter water and he would say, If you have
not been unfaithful, then be free of this curse. But if you
have been unfaithful, the Lord make you a curse and a shame among
your people, when He makes your thigh to rot, and your belly to
swell, and this water will cause the curse. The woman would answer,
The Price of Sin Bible Study Truth
The Cost of Sin in the Bible Warning
Then the priest would write the curses on a scroll and then erase
them with the bitter water. He would give the bitter water to the
woman to drink, then take the bowl of barley out of her hand and
offer it on the altar. He would take a handful of the barley offering
and burn it on the altar.
If the woman was guilty, when the water entered into her stomach, it
would become bitter. It would cause her belly to swell and her thigh
to rot and she would be a curse among her people. If she was
innocent, then she would be free of the curse and she could conceive
This was called the law of jealousies, when a wife was unfaithful and
defiled or when the spirit of jealousy came upon a man. The priest
would carry out this law so the husband would be innocent of sin and
the woman would bear her iniquity.
The Price of Sin Bible Study Discussion
The Cost of Sin in the Bible Danger
After reading that, folks, you just have to conclude that God was
serious about people remaining righteous in His camp. There was no
jury of peers to decide the innocence or guilt of an unfaithful woman
The Lord knew, and He made sure everyone else did too. So, the Lord
cleaned up the camp this way and protected the rest of His people
from impurity in this manner.
It's a sad thing that this world today, encourages unfaithfulness
through television shows that our children are exposed to each and
every day. The apostle Paul wrote about things like this that are
occurring in our world today, nearly 2,000 years ago. Check it out
and see if it doesn't sound like he knew what he was talking about (2 Timothy 3:1-8).
The Price of Sin Bible Study Summary
The Cost of Sin in the Bible Conclusion
Be sure your camp is clean by asking Jesus to forgive you for any
sins that you may have and repent for them. If you don't, you may not
see your belly swell and experience your thigh rotting, but inside
you will know that you are a shame to yourself and to God and you
know you don't want the feeling of being outside the camp. In other
words ... You rot on the inside and feel separate from God ... Ask
for His forgiveness.
Next time we'll find out what the vow of the Nazarite is, when we
return with more Daily Bread.
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New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare