The Thing about Sin

I am not sure we spend enough time thinking about sin, which is strange since it is all around us. We are so accustomed to experiencing other people’s sin–not to mention committing a few of them ourselves—that we are in danger of becoming calloused when it comes to sin and lackadaisical when it comes to pursuing holiness.

Here are some truths about sin that we must never forget.

First, sin is a problem. It’s a problem for everyone since we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). The Bible plainly explains that we are all sinners.

Secondly, there is a penalty for sin. No sin will be left unpunished. And the penalty is quite severe, for the wages of sin is death.

Finally—and thankfully—the payment for sin has been made. Jesus died on the cross to pay for the sins of all mankind.

“… We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”—Hebrews 10:10.

“He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.”—1 John 2:2.

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