1. Public responsibility. This chapter is broken in to two parts: first, a continuation of the theme of the previous chapter (5:1-13); second, a summary to it all (5:14-19). I have identified this section as “public” simply because the way 5:1 reads. A noteworthy variation in these words is associated with one’s ability to remedy the sin in their life (5:7).
2. Application: We have both a personal and public responsibility. Our personal responsibility is to the Lord, making sure our fellowship with Him is not broken. Under the Old Testament, the offerings mentioned are associated with the Tabernacle and the Lord dwelling within, but under the new,