We have all heard the preacher or teacher talk about how we sin every day in word, thought and deed. They then talk about how even one little sin is enough to alienate us from a holy God. Sin in any form is serious and since we live in a culture that rejects the idea of sin, the reminder is important.
Yet the Bible does not teach that all sin is of equal standing in the eyes of God. This passage is another clear indication of that. Look back a few verses,
(Proverbs 6:30 KJV) Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;Theft is a sin. There is no question of that. It is even listed in the ten commandments. Yet it seems to be understandable when you are hungry. You don’t find that in relation to adultery. Sexual sin invades a relationship that God established to nurture the family. It violates the word picture that compares marriage to Christ and the Church. And notice that the promise here is destruction.
So? Be serious about all sin but realize that some leaves scars that might be hard to heal.
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