An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, January 6, 2014

I Bet You Can’t Eat Just One

(Proverbs 6:29 KJV)  So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

This verse and the next are evidence that all sin is not equal in the eyes of God.  It is clear that adultery is worse than stealing.  This goes against some of the common cliches we hear, cliches that may be right in a sense but teach a falsehood in the process.  The cliche is that all sin is the same in the eyes of God.  Any sin, even the smallest, is enough to show that we deserve hell.  There is some truth in that idea.  Sin is sin.  It must be forgiven.  Without the grace of God and the blood of Jesus it can send you to eternal damnation. 

But don’t fall into the trap of thinking that all sin is equal.  Look at the Old Testament law.  Adultery is not the same as damaging your neighbors property.  We know this because the punishment is different.  Look at the next few verses in Proverbs.  Adultery is not the same as theft. 

So?  Don’t let small failures, sins, be a reason to say, “Oh, well.  I have already failed so why keep trying?”  It is like saying that since I ate one cookie too much on my diet that I might as well finish the whole bag.  That is never a good policy. 

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