Sin Bible Study

The Price of Sin

Christianity Oasis provides the Price of Sin Bible study on the Cost of Sin in the Bible. We'll look into that and all aspects of the Bible seeking truth, understanding and peace.

Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers
Chapter 5

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, Amen, amen.

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 children.

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 then.

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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