Big and little sin

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When I was a kid, I would sneak in the kitchen and put my little hands in the sugar jar, take a handful and then put it in the mouth. Later, my mom would ask me if I ate the sugar and I would say no, although my whole face is covered with sugar. She would then take the wooden spoon and discipline me. There were times I lied about things which are more serious than eating sugar but the punishment was the same, the wooden spoon ( mwiko).

In this blog today, we will take the context of God as the parent and us being the kids. In the bible God makes it clear that it doesn’t matter what sin you have committed; it is all equal in His eyes. That means, if you lie about eating sugar, in God’s eyes, it is all equal as someone who is a murderer.

As human beings, it is very easy for us to compare ourselves with other people and we might see that we are better than them which will lead us to judging people, which then will lead to pride. For me, if I lied about eating sugar, or skipped school and lied, my mom would discipline me for both with a wooden spoon. When you have committed a ‘big’ sin and another one has committed a ‘little’ sin, God will forgive both. It doesn’t matter whether you have gossiped, killed, sexual immorality, all these can be forgiven by God.

In our eyes, some sins are unforgivable, eg, killing. How does it make you feel that a killer is put in the same class as someone who stole a pencil?

3 Comments on “Big and little sin”

  1. PastorLucyPaynter – I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. Sometimes I wonder, 'if I'd become everything I wanted as a girl, Would I be better than this or caught up in a different whirl?' I close my eyes and hear the voices of those who look up to me, The hopeful eyes in their pictures.....I think I can see what they see, I want to wake up one morning and see the people I care about happy. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I pretend I'm not hurt even when I am, 'Cause when fighting ain't an option,the least we can do is keep calm. There're times when I feel terribly overwhelmed, But bless everything through which I've helmed, There's been God, there's been you, to pull me through. I oft'n worry that the things I so believe in may not be true, And you can trust me to cry at the idea of failing in what I set out to do. I'm a perfectionist, I work the details to the dots in the i's And I believe if we fall and keep breathing we can always arise. I understand that it's hard to please everyone, But if I could, there's nothing I'd want more than to see a smile on the face of every man. I believe and so say everyone deserves a second chance, I judge not...at least never at first glance. I dream of the day when I can look at my life and say 'this is where I wanted to be. I have, I do, I always will try the best in everyone to see, And I hope at the end of my life, I will not have left a trail of broken hearts behind me.
    PastorLucyPaynter

    Mind stimulating questions!

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