Subject: December 17th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

He shall even restore it in full, and shall add the fifth part more thereto. Leviticus 6.5.

There is a basic difference between the nature of the sin-offering and that of the trespass-offering (see v.2). The sin-offering is “to propitiate” whereas the trespass-offering is “to restore.”

Our sin must be propitiated before God through the blood of His Lamb. Whatever we sin against men, however, needs to be restored and not to be propitiated. If we are unfaithful in a matter of deposit or if we make a gain through improper means, we must restore it to man. If we do not make restoration, we cannot offer a trespassoffering. To be forgiven by God through the blood of the Lord Jesus is truth. But you will lose the communication with God if you, having sinned against men, refuse to make restoration. Whenever you think of what you did, your conscience will be restive. You are therefore not free to commune with God.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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