Friday, February 24, 2012

What is Sin?

I'm not much of a fan of Rap yet every once in a while I come across a track or two that blows my mind. What made this one catch my attention was the intro which really is spoken word. The speaker is John Piper, the Album,  Atrributes of God by Shai Linne. This is why it caught my attention:

What is Sin?
The Glory of God not Honoured
The Holiness of God not Reverenced
The Greatness of God not Admired
The Power of God not Praised
The Truth of God not Sought
The Wisdom of God not Esteemed
The Beauty of God not Treasured
The Goodness of God not Savoured
The Faithfulness of God not Trusted
The Commandments of God not Obeyed
The Justice of God not Respected
The Wrath of God not Feared
The Grace of God not Cherished 
The Presence of God not Prized
The Person of God not Loved
THAT is Sin.
(Track No. 8 Attributes of God, Shai Linne)

Powerful stuff right? Need I say more. Each of those lines can be a sermon all by itself. But really, THAT is sin. We don't trust God's provision, we don't reverence his holiness, we don't recognise his greatness, we attribute his glorious work to "the universe", we don't respect his wisdom, we don't remember that he is faithful, we disrespect his justice and when we feel his wrath, we curse him. That ladies and gentlemen is sin. It goes beyond stealing something that isn't ours or murdering another human being. It is disrespecting a God who is powerful enough to crush us at any moment yet, he chooses to show us grace over and over again.

I long for the day when we all can recognise the error of our ways...sadly, not every one will.

Joana James - Author of Nightmare at Emerald High & Alana and Alyssa's Secret

1 comment:

  1. Just so agreed!! Well written and eh ben, AMEN !!