Have you looked around lately at the world? You can’t help to see that there are bad actions taking place. Drug crimes, sex scandals, embezzlement, corruption within the political stage, suicides, abortions occurring daily, premarital pregnancy occur frequently, riots against our own president, and many other similar actions are taking place in society today. This isn’t new, so should we be surprised? (Gen. 6:5; Deut. 12:8; Judges 18:1, 19:1, 21:25, etc.) How did mankind ever get to this point in life? There are several assumptions we could make on our own, but the real answers are found in the Bible. It’s the best guide available to us to give us an insight of human nature.
People look at the Bible as if it’s backwards or foreign in explaining what is truly wicked. You may have read in the Bible words such as iniquity, trespass, or sin which are not everyday words we use. What do these words mean though? On a basic level you could say all three of these words mean the same thing, “failing God and acting wrong” which is a good starting place. If you wanted to break down these three words, they have their respected defintion.
- Iniquity – wicked or evil action
- Trespass – a violation of trust in a relationship
- Sin – failure or missing the goal
During the course of this study we are going to look in depth at each of these words and found out what God warns us of in scripture. The idea of such a study is to acknowledge such:
- No one is perfect (except Christ), therefore you are not either. (Romans 3:10, 23; Mk. 10:18)
- Sin is a personal problem, and you must be willing to be responsible & accept your own faults. (Rom. 2:1-8; 2 Cor. 5:10-11)
- To help you find ways to grow the way God is trying to help you grow.(Heb. 12:5-11; Ps. 32:8)
- To view wickedness the way that God views wickedness. (Is. 59:2; Ez. 18:23, 33:10-11)
- To explore the endless lessons the Bible gives on the mistakes of the past to help prepare your actions in the present. (Rom. 15:4; 1 Cor. 10:11)
- To make judgments based upon God’s Word, rather than by your own intentions. (Jer. 10:23-24, Pr. 26:12)
Sin is a big deal! From the garden of Genesis 2-3 to the churches of Revelation 2-3, sin has been a major problem with mankind. The first step to success in your life is to say to yourself, “I sin”. Once you can acknowledge this, your life will become easier to evaluate with the Bible. During the passing weeks, it is my prayer that you grow in appreciation towards God in all that He has done for you and is doing for you at this time. His teachings are profound and life changing to everyone who is willing to listen, love, and live by His standard.
This series will be updated every Tuesday and Thursday so till we begin in Eden, I challenge you to look into your own life and examine yourself as David did in Psalms 26:1-2.
Judge me, O LORD; for I have walked in mine integrity: I have trusted also in the LORD; therefore I shall not slide. Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.