But the soul that does ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD…
I. THAT THERE ARE DEGREES IN SIN. People sometimes say, as an excuse for their sin, that as they have gone wrong they might as wall suffer for much as for little. No! it is false. With every sin the man gets worse; sinfulness increases. Sins of ignorance through trifling may grow to be those of presumption.
II. THAT WHILE ALL SINS ARE DANGEROUS, SOME ARE DEADLY. The text shows that all sin is dangerous by the fact that an atonement had to be made for sins of ignorance; none could be forgiven without. While ignorance may excuse, nothing can justify any sin.
1. That God is merciful. He sent His Son to die that He might put away sin, and restore us unto Himself.
2. That there is a limit to His mercy. What cost Him so much He will let no one despise.
Parallel VersesKJV: But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.