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Leviticus 6:4-7 Mkjv ...then, it shall be, because he sinned and is guilty, he shall pay back that which he got by robbery; or if he robbed the thing extorted; or the deposit which had been deposited with him; or the lost thing which he had found; or all that which he swore about falsely, --he shall even repay it in its principal, and the fifth part he shall add to it, to whomever it belongs. He shall give it on the day of his guilt offering.
And he shall bring his trespass offering to the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, together with an amount set by you, for a trespass offering, to the priest.
And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD, and it shall be forgiven him for anything of all that he has done by being guilty in it.
When one offends/sins, God demands we take responsibility for restoration and repentance. One reason for today's crime rate and the wishy-washy attitude toward truth is the failure of many parents, school, civil, government officials and the courts to require the offender to shoulder responsibility and take consequences, require consequences in line with the offense, restoration and most importantly--repentance.
When I offend God or others do I shrug it off or do I seek to restore relationships, goods, services and do I truly repent for my actions, words, behavior first to God, then to those I offended?
Jesus, help me be part off the solution, not part of the problem by taking responsibility and when I do wrong--repent and seek to restore. Amen.
Psalm 119:98 Mkjv Through Your commandments You make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.