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This thing about sin

by Sam
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Sin is like a universal language – everybody’s an expert on it! We all know someone who’s quick to judge and condemn the sins of others, while conveniently overlooking their own wrongdoings. It’s like when David got all hot and bothered about a rich dude stealing a poor man’s only lamb, or when the self-righteous Scribes and Pharisees wanted to stone the poor lady caught in adultery, or when the faithful siblings threw a tantrum over their father celebrating the prodigal son’s return. And let’s not forget the thieves on the cross, who felt content that “justice had been served!”

But when it comes to our own sins, we suddenly become blind like a bat in the dark! We forget about our own shenanigans and become all judgy-pants, pointing fingers at others. We become experts in sin only when it comes to judging other people’s wrongdoings. It’s like we’re living in a world where everyone else is a sinner except us.

The Bible, however, reminds us to focus on our own wrongdoings before judging others. In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus reminds us, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” So, it’s like we’re living in a world where everyone else is a sinner except us, but actually, we are also included in that category!

It’s like when we write our own sins in the sand, and the Unerring One points a finger at us and says, “Thou art the man!” In that moment, we realize that we are all sinners in need of forgiveness and grace. We’re all in this together, folks! No one is exempt from sin, no matter how perfect they may appear on the outside.

So, let’s not forget to laugh at ourselves and our sins. We’re all guilty of it at some point, so why not have a good chuckle about it? It’s like that time when we swore we would never do something, only to do it later on. Or that time when we lied to our boss, thinking we were being slick, but got caught red-handed. Or that time when we had a little too much to drink and did something we now regret. It’s all pretty hilarious when you think about it!

But on a serious note, sin can have serious consequences. It can lead to broken relationships, lost opportunities, and even legal troubles. It’s important to take responsibility for our actions and seek forgiveness when necessary. As Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

In conclusion, sin is a universal language that we all understand, whether we like it or not. Let’s not be too quick to judge others and instead focus on our own shortcomings. And while we’re at it, let’s take a moment to laugh at our own foolishness, because let’s face it – sin can be pretty hilarious sometimes! But always remember to take responsibility for our actions and seek forgiveness when necessary.

 

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