Saturday, January 07, 2023

What's so big about Sin?


In your busy life why should you ever be concerned about the word sin?
What does the Bible say about sin?
For such a small word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. The Bible describes sin as the breaking, or transgression of God's law 1st John 3v4.
It is also defined as disobedience or rebellion against God Deuteronomy 9v7, as well as independence from God. The original translation means 'to miss the mark' of God's holy standard of righteousness.
Are all sins equal to God?
The Bible seems to indicate that there are degrees to sin -- that some are more detestable to God than others Deuteronomy 25v16; Proverbs 6v16-19. However, when it comes to the eternal consequences of sin, they are all the same. Every sin, every act of rebellion, leads to condemnation and eternal death  Romans 6v23.
How can we judge if something is sin?
Many sins are spelled out plainly in the Bible. For example, the ten commandments give us a clear picture of God's laws. They offer basic rules of behavior for spiritual and moral living. Many other verses in the Bible present direct examples of sin:
Proverbs 6v16-19; Galatians 5v19-21;
1st Corinthians 6v9-10.
The solution to sin
Centers on the person and the work of the Lord Jesus, the Christ. The Word of God pulsates with the truth that "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" 1st Timothy 1v15. "For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost."
Luke 19v10. This salvation from sin necessitated Jesus's standing in the sinners place (becoming the sinners substitute) and bearing the wrath that the sinner deserved. As Paul put it in Romans 5v6 "For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly." The Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice for sin and it is only through Christ's perfect life and sacrificial death that we can be saved.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." John 3v16.
"He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3v18.

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