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Sin Is Failing To Obey God
Construction Zone 6: God's View of You
Stage: 7

Question Answer
What is "sin"?

Sin is anything we do that goes against God or His Law. 1 John 3:4 – Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

The Difference This Truth Makes
The most simple and correct definition for the Bible word sin is “missing the mark.” But what mark (or target) have we missed? Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

What we have missed is the glory of God, the purpose for which He created us. The Bible teaches that we were created in God’s image to glorify Him. Sin is failing to give glory to God by not perfectly reflecting His character. Sin is missing the mark of God’s glory through wrong actions, speech, attitudes, or thoughts. We can sin in our...

Actions. Isaiah 31:7 – For in that day every man shall throw away his idols of silver and his idols of gold-sin, which your own hands have made for yourselves.

Words / Speech. Psalm 59:12 – For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips, Let them even be taken in their pride, And for the cursing and lying which they speak.

Thoughts / Attitudes. Acts 8:22 – “Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.”

Doing Nothing! James 4:17 – Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.



 

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