Friday, September 20, 2013

Sin punishes us but God saves

If I know the right thing to do and choose not to do's called, "sin."

God's designed Creation to teach me that when I sows bad things, and that I will sooner or later then reap what I've sown.

" have sinned against the Lord, 
and be sure your sin will find you out."
Numbers 32:23

"Jesus *said to him, “Put your sword back into its place; 
for all those who take up the sword shall perishby the sword."
Matthew 26:53

"He who sows iniquity will reap vanity"
Proverbs 22:8

"The wicked earns deceptive wages, 
But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward."
Proverbs 11:18

"The sting of death is sin..."
1 Corinthians 15:56

Sin...punishes me because bad things we do have bad (painful) consequences.

Understanding this concept that God has put into the Creation is important for us. The way God has designed things there is a clear picture of what harms us and what saves us.

"His own iniquities will capture the wicked, 
And he will be held with the cords of his sin."
Proverbs 5:22

Jesus answered them, 
“Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin 
is the slave of sin."
John 8:34

Jesus came to the world to save me from sins...and often from the consequences of my sin. Jesus came to the world to save me from that punishment.

Sin hurts. Sin punishes.
Jesus saves. Jesus forgives.

Jesus is our example how to live. How to parent.

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;"
Ephesians 5:1

When parents cross that line and take on the role of the punishment...they've abandoned God's original design and blurred the clarity of sowing and reaping because the parents change where the pain comes from when they behave like "the sin" and cause pain to their child...

So, what do you imitate in your parenting? Whose example do you follow?

"And so, by sinning against the brethren and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ."

1 Corinthians 8:12

“Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe to stumble, it would be better for him if, with a heavymillstone hung around his neck, he had been cast into the sea."
Mark 9:42

"Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom... 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable,full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."
James 3:13-18

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