Church was so good today. Our pastor taught about the four words for sin that are used in the Bible.
1. To miss the mark. There is a target of righteousness, and no matter how hard we try, we miss every single time. (This particular Greek word for sin is used 174 times in the Bible.)
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
2. Without righteousness- to act unjustly, to harm others. This Greek version is used 27 times in the Bible). It is a legal word, meaning acknowledging or declaring someone is guilty.
2 Corinthians 7:2
3. To slip and fall- accidental sin, not thinking about it, but we still do it. (Used 21 times in the Bible)
Matt 6:14 -15
4. To cross the line- transgressors, law breakers, INTENTIONALLY crossing the line even though we know it is wrong.
Finally, something our Pastor said today, REALLY struck me......Hell is where all of your FILTH is exposed. There is no hiding it, no running from it, everyone will see it....
I'm so glad I'm not going there! I'm so thankful I recognize my sinfulness- all the different ways. All of my righteous acts are filthy rags to God, but he can make them right.
Do you call your sin what it is, SIN, or do you justify it, hide it, or rationalize it? I'm trying to be more aware of mine daily and keep a short account with God.