Lev 5:14 Yahveh spoke to Moses, and this is what he said,
Lev 5:15 “If any soul commits an act of betrayal and makes a mistake inadvertently in any of the holy things of Yahveh, he will bring to Yahveh as his reparation, a perfect ram out of the flock, valued in silver shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, for a reparation offering.
Lev 5:16 He will also make reparation for his mistake in the holy thing and will add a fifth to it and give it to the priest. And the priest will provide reconciliation for him with the ram of the reparation offering, and he will be forgiven.
reparation is possible
There were standards of holiness set up to reflect the holiness of the presence of God among his people. If some soul transgressed those standards, it was a serious mistake because the Israelites were intended to represent the uniqueness of Yahveh among the nations. Consequently, the ministers at the tabernacle had a reparation sacrifice system to provide reparation for that offence.
It is a beautiful thing to have a way of dealing with a serious problem — a way to undo the spiritual damage that sin causes. For believers today, our way of reparation prescribed under the new covenant involves surrender to the Holy Spirit. His indwelling power can help us repair the damage that walking according to the sinful nature does.
But there is an evil in this present age: an evil that blames God for the mistakes, identifies with them, and demands the right to be accepted even when one keeps making them. Christians need to avoid that attitude. It only leads to more sin.
LORD, thank you for the repair that is possible for us through obedience to your Holy Spirit.