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Sin: Missing that Mark


By Benjamin H. Liles

I've been posting a lot of Bible verses and explaining them lately. I want to take the time, at this moment to explain one more thing: sin.

Technically it means to miss the mark. Paul says of sin, "for all [Everyone]...fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23, NKJV). Anything that we do, which puts self above God's throne, is in actuality a "sin." Jesus said it this way, "No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both" (Luke 16:13, Berean Study Bible). 

So, if all of us sin and fall short of God and His standards, then anything that is exalted in our eyes (except God) is idolatry. "You shall have no other gods before Me... you shall not bow down to them nor serve them" (Deuteronomy 20:3, 5, NKJV).

I give thanks to the One, sent by the Father, who set me free from sin and its end result, death, and by the power of His resurrection over the grave that I have that same - because He loved me. He desires the same for you; you can be set free from sin and death as it's a free gift. You're worth it. If He can love someone like me, then He can love you enough to set you free, too.