Sin is Sin and Everybody Sins

Have you heard this before? It's called a half truth. It is an excuse to Sin. It is deceptive and seductive.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. This is the truth about everyone. We all have and will sin but not over and over and over with the same sin.

In John 8:1-11
We see a woman who was accused of sin and brought before Jesus by some teachers of the law and Pharisees. She was found in the act of adultery, they said and should be stoned.

Jesus stoops down and writes in the sand. What He writes is very powerful. For each dropped their stone and walked away.

Side Note:
I believe Jesus writes Romans 3:23 and the name of each person and their sin, in the sand.

Jesus ask the woman, "where are they? Has no one condemned you?" “No one, sir,” she said. “Then neither do I condemn you,”Jesus declared. “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

Look at this last part. 'Go now and leave your life of sin.'

Jesus is not telling the woman to go and sin no more. He is telling her to not go and do the same thing any longer. Can you see it?

The sin "Adultery" may have not been seen by the woman as a sin. Once she stood before Jesus and He called it a sin then she knew it was a sin. We never hear of the woman doing it ever again.

We need to understand that not all of us can see sin as Jesus see's sin and that just because something is a sin for one person doesn't mean it is a sin for another at that point and time.

There are somethings that are easily seen as sin and others that are not.

For instance, A person grows up in a home that everyone is a smoker and they begin to smoke also. One day you meet this person and see them smoking and for you smoking is a sin and you tell them they are sinning and need to stop it.

The person now thinks your out of your mind and you need to leave them alone. Right

When we met Jesus he taught us about sin and we found a sin our heart and life. At that moment we saw it as Jesus saw it and turned from it and promised to never do it again.

Now we are to share our sin with others and teach them why it is a sin for us and why we choose not to do it any longer.

Jesus doesn't condemn us He teaches us and we are to follow His example and teach others about sin.

I believe it is ok to be messed up but I also believe that it is not ok to stay that way. Work in progress means allowing Jesus to reveal sin's in your heart, seeing them as Jesus sees them and turning from them forever. It doesn't mean you keep doing it until you decide to stop.

If you have found something to be a sin for you then I pray you have turned from it and use it to teach others.

A famous saying is....

'Conversations are greater than Condemnations.'

So, sin is not just sin, it is a tool for us to use to help others and even though we all sin we must remember that we all don't see sin in the same way at the same time.

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