Sins of Omission and Union with Christ

My plan is to begin daily devotionals at my blog, excluding Sundays. These devotionals will be short and sweet, around 200-300 words. I hope to keep these up and, of course, I hope they bless you. Enjoy.

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. (‭‭‭James‬ ‭4‬‬:‭17‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

Have you ever been in a situation where you know what God is calling you to do, yet you decide not to do it?

Maybe it’s resisting temptation, perhaps it’s obeying the call for an evangelism opportunity right in front of you. Whatever it is, the Bible calls it sin. It is sin for us to not do something we know we should do. Those are called sins of omission.

You may be thinking, I wonder how many times I commit the sin of omission on a daily basis? We don’t want to place a heavy burden on our backs, but it’s probably a lot.

So, don’t burden yourself. Lay the burden of Jesus, for his burden is light (Matthew 11:30). Remember this: you are in union with Christ, the Son of God, who bore all your sins on the cross. The moments when you don’t do something you know you should do, three things should happen: 1) Repent, for you still sinned; 2) Look to Christ, for He is your righteousness; and 3) Keep moving forward, for God is still sanctifying you.

One Comment Add yours

  1. subpopgirl says:

    Thank you looking forward to this daily, encouragement, training, and education!

    Concerning today’s, I feel like people, including myself, for sure, tend to commit a sin more than a lot of other ones. Thank you for bringing it to light.

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