What is sin, and why God disciplines those he loves. Bible Munch
Bible Study – Bible Devotional – Bible Lesson Just as predictable, as when a ball is thrown
up, that it will come down, the same predictability is true when a Christian sins. When our sin
goes up against God’s standards, God’s discipline is sure to fall back down on us.
If you’re facing difficulty or pain in your life, and have been wondering why, Jeremiah
13:22 could reveal the answer. Jeremiah states, speaking for the people “And
if you say in your heart, ‘Why have these things come upon me?’ it is for the greatness
of your iniquity.” In other words, Sin has consequences.
The Bible defines sin in 1 John 3:4, saying, “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning
also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.” What is sin? Sin is lawlessness. It’s open
rebellion against God. He created us. He knows what’s best for us. And because God loves
us, and wants what’s best for us, he tells us in the Bible what is good and what is evil.
But when a Christian choses to sin over God, they are calling God a liar, saying his ways are the wrong
ways, and our ways are the right ways. No matter if we sin openly or secretively,
Numbers 32:23 says, “You have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you
out.” For the Christian, a consequence of sin is
discipline. But even in God’s discipline, our Father isn’t curly punishing us… he
is calling us, urging us, to draw near to him, to get back into a right relationship with him.
In Revelation 3:19 God says, “Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous
and repent.” If you find yourself facing God’s discipline,
remember God disciplines those he loves. So allow that discipline to, do its job, and
draw you to repentance, and back in to a right relationship with God. And that’s today’s Bible Munch! If this Bible Study was encouraging, please
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