/sin/ an immoral act an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law
synonyms: immoral act, wrongdoing, act of evil, crime, offense
How many times have you said or heard someone say “Why would God allow this?” “Why doesn’t God just get rid of sin?” “God is all powerful, so why does He let sin exist?”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been guilty for pretty much all of these. It’s so easy to see something terrible on the news and think “I can’t believe God let that happen.” When someone we love gets diagnosed with an awful disease, our immediate reactions are usually, “Why God? They did nothing to deserve this.”
We are a culture that is so fast to blame God for everything bad that happens. No matter the case, we quickly jump to the conclusion that God could have prevented this. God is all-merciful, all-forgiving, all-loving. God is good.
God has a purpose for your pain. God has a reason for your struggling. God has a gift for your faithfulness. God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may not always understand why God allows some things to happen, but we can be certain that He isn’t making any mistakes.
It’s no surprise that we all are guilty of sinning. There is no such thing as one person sinning “worse” than the next. God looks at all of our sins the same. The girl that cursed her mother, is no better than the man that killed an innocent person. While it seems quite obvious who is more in the wrong, God has a totally different perspective.
I was taught in middle school at youth group from my favorite leader ever, Jon Claesson, that how we see sin, is completely different than how God sees sin.
On the left, the city represents how we see sin. Some people have little sins, while others have large sins. It’s quite obvious who the “better” people are. However, on the right, the city represents how God sees sin. All He can see is the top of the buildings. All of the sin looks equal. Sin is sin.
We are all guilty of sin. It’s in our human nature to sin. No matter how hard we may try to be perfect, there just simply is no such thing. So why doesn’t God just get rid of sin?
God doesn’t take away sin because if He did, He’d have to get rid of us too.
The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against Him // Daniel 9:9