If you have attended my Bible Cafe™ groups, then you will see me illustrating the “measure of sin.” What I have learned after leading 100 online Bible studies is this: people measure one another based on their sins. And it frustrates me. Because of this, my life work is to disciple people to be more like Jesus and less like the hypocrites.
Because I encounter this often, I wanted to share my understanding of the measurement of our sins. What does Jesus VIEW when He looks at sin? And I looked in the Bible to find the answer: is one sin worse than other?
Measuring Our Sins Video
What Does The Bible Say About Measuring Sin
Keep in Step with the Spirit
16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality,
20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,
21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit.
26 Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (Galatians 5:16-26 ESV)
People today are measuring one another by their sin rather than their love- Christine Abraham
This reminds me of the hypocrites in the Bible. Some might call them Pharisees. These are people who use legal rules to create a religious spirit over their congregations.
What Happens When Sins Are Judged?
“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. (John 8:4-8 NLT)
My friends, Jesus knows YOUR sin. Stop measuring others by what you did. Let Jesus be the Judge.
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English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.