Leviticus 24:10-23: Stoning the Rebel

A rebel in the camp,
And rage like dams then broken.
An unrepentant tramp,
His blasphemy is spoken.
Are we not all as he?
Our arrogance our glee,
We love iniquity,
Our faith a feeble token.

With death the punishment,
His witness and his stoning,
Since he would not repent,
He dies with none bemoaning.
Then death should fall on us,
For this is right and just,
The price of hate and lust,
Our goodness not atoning.

Then sinning has this price:
Both death and then damnation;
The law of life for life,
For man of any station.
Is there yet some release,
To cleanse our blasphemies?
Yes, Jesus our high-priest,
Has died for our salvation.

And taking Him outside,
My sin to Him equated,
And there He bled and died,
And justice vindicated.
And I, the rebel, cleansed,
Forgiveness from my sins,
Returning praise to Him,
For grace that He created.

Leviticus 6:1-7: Restoration

Rejecting sin is not enough,
To sanction our salvation.
Do not ignore the damage done,
Pursue then restoration.

And ignorance is no excuse,
For God will hold you guilty.
To rend relationship with Him,
And fracture righteous fealty.

To sin is hurtful unto men,
And Him who made creation.
Make good to man, to God repent,
Holistic restoration.

For stolen bread’s a bitter bite,
To it a fifth is added.
The minimum that man must give,
That injury demanded.

Restore, not penalizing theft,
Not death or amputation.
The penalty, but One can pay,
Through Christ our restoration.

Leviticus 5: Omitted, Unclean, and Careless

Let justice fall! We’re guilty all,
We do not what we ought,
Reputing what God taught,
Transgressors found and caught.

For it is sin, this omission,
The guilt of falling short,
Refusing to report,
Like partial truth in court,

Do you not see? You are unclean,
Your body wreaking vile,
Your works like stinking bile,
In death fully defiled.

You’ll be repaid, for what you say,
Your carelessness of speech,
Your blasphemies repeat,
Your lips in lies are steeped.

Be rich or poor, come to your Lord!
Accepting Christ as head,
Who cleansed you guilt and dread,
Condemning death instead.

What will atone? Not beast or bone,
The sacrifice God gave,
Salvation by His grace,
Our offering our faith.

So justice stays! My sin is paid!
O guilty man – repent!
Let justice be content,
For this, Christ’s blood was spent