If the offerings in Leviticus 1-3 serve to maintain fellowship with God, the offerings described in Leviticus 4-7 serve to restore fellowship with God.
The offerings described in Leviticus 4-7 certainly seem foreign to us, but there is a good reason for that. The reason is because the sacrifice of Christ upon the cross eliminated our need to offer continuing sacrifices for our sin as outlined in our reading today. However, reading the offerings should elicit two responses from us.
The first response is comparison between the sacrifices of Leviticus and Christ. Like the animals, but even in a much more perfect way, Christ was without defect. Second, like the offerings, Christ became our sin bearer. Third, like the offerings, Christ died as a result of becoming a sin bearer.
Now, once we’ve made the comparison, the second response should be automatic—intense thanksgiving that Christ once and for all dealt with our sin.