Submitted by Sue Barthel
|Theme:||Jesus died for our sin|
|Scripture:||Romans 3:23; Leviticus 6:24-30;1 John 1:7-10|
In Romans 3:23 the Bible says … All have sinned & come short of God’s glory.
Do you know the definition of SIN? Sin is a Word, Thought or Act against the Law of God. What we need to know ….. is there BIG sin & little sin ??
If someone asks you if they look pretty in what they’re wearing, and you say yes, even though you think it’s ugly, is that LIE a little sin compared to someone in court, who has promised on the Bible to tell the truth?
Or if you steal a 25c piece of candy, is that a LITTLE Sin compared to someone who robs a store with a gun?
How about if you pinch or hit someone, is that a LITTLE sin ? Compared to shooting them with a gun?
In Old Testament times, according to Leviticus 6:24-30, when people did things the Lord told them not to do, they had to kill a goat or a lamb as a sin offering. And they had to do this over and over, day after day.
Hebrews 7:27 tells us that when Jesus died, he offered his sacrifice once and for all time.
So let’s look at our examples again…wouldn’t you agree that ....a LIE, big or small is still a LIE … and stealing something small or LARGE is still stealing and according to the 10 Commandments that’s WRONG ! ! !.
So any sin is the same. They’re not BIG or small... they’re SINS! And Jesus would still have to DIE to overcome that SIN.
So what do we need to do when we SIN? Remember that’s a word, thought or act against the Law of God. The Bible tells us in 1 John 1:7-10 that if we’re sorry for the things we do, we can confess our sins and the blood of Jesus cleanses us from those sins and He will be our Helper in God’s presence. Isn’t that great!
Thank you dear Heavenly Father for being faithful to forgive us of our sins and for sending Jesus as a sacrifice for our sins and to be our Helper. Amen.
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