Exodus 22

  1. Restitution in regard to livestock (22:1-6). Restitution in regard to a man’s possession (22:7-15). Various civic and social laws (22:16-31).
  2. Application: Restitution and social laws are very important to the community. Without law, each man would do what is right in his own eyes. In the long ago, man was inclined to do only evil, and that evil was what brought God’s judgment upon them. The same kind of evil that men do today will also bring God’s judgment upon us (cf. 2 Peter 3:8-13).