In the spirit of full disclosure… my thoughts are my own. You are free to agree or disagree. The prompt for this post was some really difficult-to-deal-with news that came my way last week. If you came here to read dirt or details you will likely be disappointed. My desire in writing is to remind us of a Christian response to hurt. Sin always hurts. Thankfully sin and/or its consequences are never the final word. The way of Jesus is the way of redemption, forgiveness and humility. It is in this way that I attempt to walk (and write).
We All Fall Short
I continue to be amazed at the reactions of some in matters of transgression. Many speak as if they had never failed or messed up themselves. The Scripture is clear (and even one outside of Christ would admit) that none of us are perfect. So when someone hurts us because of their choices… where is the understanding? This is the same condition that plagues us all.
The Scripture never identifies any one sin as being “bigger” than any other. In fact, a strong case can be made that God sees any transgression of His truth as sin… equally offensive… equally forgivable. I’ve learned that when we are the offender guilty of a “biggie”, we deeply desire that all sins are seen in the same way. It is only when someone else commits a sin on the “big” list that we desire justice.
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How would you explain the verse Joh 19:11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
I’ve heard this one used frequently to justify “ranking” sin.