HOW MUCH DOES A SIN WEIGH?
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HOW MUCH DOES A SIN WEIGH?
ENOUGH TO...destroy a life...
Gen 4:2-12. 4:5b: So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. 4:8b: And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him...
ENOUGH TO...ruin a marriage...
Acts 5:1-11. 5:4b,5a: What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied to men but to God. When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. 5:9b-10b: The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also. At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. Then the young men came in and finding her dead, carried her out and buried her beside her husband...
ENOUGH TO...demolish a whole family...
Joshua 7:20-26. 20b: This is what I have done. When I saw the plunder... 21b: I coveted them and took them. 24b: the plunder, his sons and daughters, his cattle, donkeys and sheep, his tent and all that he had... 25b: Then all Israel stoned him, and after they had stoned the rest, they burned them.
ENOUGH TO...obliterate a whole army...
Exodus 14:1-31. 14:5b: ...Pharaoh and his officials changed their mind about them and said, "What have we done? We have let the Israelites go and have lost their services!" Greed and selfishness over losing their 'slaves.' 14:28: The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen---the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
ENOUGH TO...bring down a king...
Acts 12:19b-23. 12:22,23: They shouted, This is the voice of a God, not a man." Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God (conceit and pride), an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died.
HOW MUCH DOES A WORLD FULL OF SIN WEIGH?
ENOUGH TO...break the heart of our loving Lord and Savior:
Matt 27:45-56. 27:45: From the sixth hour until the ninth hour DARKNESS came over the land. Was this caused by a WORLD FULL OF SIN? 27:46 About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"---which mean, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
27:50: And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit.
1 Peter 2:24. He Himself BORE our sins (A WORLD FULL...) in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.
Hebrews 9:26b-28. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins (A WORLD FULL...) of many people; and He will APPEAR A SECOND TIME, not to BEAR sin, but to bring SALVATION to those who are waiting for Him.
Wow! It is refreshing how the Word of God continually speaks for itself...Living Word of a Living God!
And He refreshingly does not leave us without hope and encouragement, since Jesus BORE all past, present, and future sins.
1 John 1:9. "If we confess our sins He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
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