MEMORY VERSE: "And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold,
Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any
thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold." Luke
Bible passage: Luke 19:1-10
INTRODUCTION: Restitution is commanded by God to enable us follow
peace with all men. It is an act of putting right what has been done
wrongly. It is divine restoration of all things to their original
order. In this lesson we shall consider what restitution is and its
1. What is Restitution?
Restitution is an act of putting right what has been done wrongly,
restoring what has been taken wrongly and repairing or giving any
equivalent to loss or damage. This is a very important step for every
believes for a clear conscience and good testimony. The doctrine has
been taught at various dispensations.
2. Restitution at various dispensations.
Restitution is now a new doctrine. It has been in practice before the law.
Moses gave certain laws of restitution, Lev. 6:1-6; Num. 5:6-8; Exodus
22:1-5. The doctrine was also confirmed up to the time of the kings
and prophets 2 Samuel 12:1-6; 2 Kings 8:1-6 - and to the Church age,
right from the time Jesus Christ and the apostles until now - Luke
19:8-10; Philem. 1:7-12.
3. The blessings of restitution.
A heart of restitution has the following benefit from God:
- Favour from God - Luke 2:52.
- Speedy answers to prayers - Luke 11:9.
- Fearlessness - Psalm 27:1.
- Healing - Psalm 107:20.
- Anointing for exploits - Acts 10:38.
- God speaks to him from time to time.
- Protection - Psalm 105:15.
- Heavenly provisions - Psalm 132:15-16.
Restitution is an avenue to make your ways right with your fellow man
while salvation makes your ways right to God. One is not complete
without the other. Therefore, prayerfully take steps to put put right
those things you have done wrong.
1. What is restitution?
2. Mention five (5) benefits of restitution.