Let’s talk about sin, shall we? That is a major theme this week in all facets of our reading, and, let’s be honest, it’s a major theme throughout Scripture.
Sin is anything we do that separates us from God.
Two major sin issues we’ll read about this week are hidden or secret sin and idolatry. Here’s why these two are particularly dangerous:
- If your sin is hidden, no one around you can even begin to hold you accountable, help you out of it, or care for you in the aftermath. This is why addicts say the first step is admitting you have a problem. Until then, your sin pattern will simply fester and grow.
- Idolatry is the practice of worshipping anything other than God. Our things can be our idols. Our success can be our idol. Even our kids can be our idols. Here’s why this is dangerous: as God explains in Isaiah, this puts something else in the place that only God is capable of filling. Many of these things we can create ourselves – what’s the point of worshipping something you can create yourself? It has no more power or capability than you! And no offense, but you’re not worthy of worship either.
No one likes to talk about sin, but in order to remain faithful, we have no choice.