Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Definition of Sin

Right or Wrong? What is right and what is wrong?  Do we really need a definition of this?  Seems that most of us have a conscience to tell us the answer to this but sometimes consciences get seared and right and wrong get all mixed up, I don't know how but I suppose it has a lot to do with how we are raised or who we associate with.  I do know that some people have the best environment when growing up and then when grown, they choose the wrong company and before you know it they are in the wrong environment.  We are going to study what sin is today and see what the Bible has to say about it.

Vain Talk

Proverbs 10:19  "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin, but he that refrains his lips is wise."

Contempt for Others

Proverbs 14:21  "He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he."

Foolish Thoughts

Provers 24:9  "The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men."


Romans 14:23  "And he that doubts is damned if he eats, because he eats not of faith: for whatsoever is not  of faith is sin."

Neglect of Opportunity

James 4:17  "Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin."

Transgression of the law

1 John 3:4  "Whosoever commits sin transgresses also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law."

All Unrighteousness

1John 5:17  "All unrighteousness is sin."

I really don't think these verses need any explanation, they are pretty plain and cover just about everything.  There is one verse that comes to my mind that I forgot and that is the one about the works of the flesh.  Here it is.

Galatians 5:19-21  "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery fornication uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings , and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Could I just add a good note to all of this?  I hate to leave a study with such a bad taste in our mouth.

Galatians 5:22-25  "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

There it is, a brighter note to end this study.  If we live in the Spirit, we will also walk in the Spirit and none of this study will apply to us, and if it does we know what to do, don't we?  Run to Jesus and He will give us the strength to overcome whatever it is.  Jesus saves.  Grandma Joan

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