23 In this episode, I continue talking about sin. I use a couple of scriptures to get started.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
But God demonstrated His own love toward us, that while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
God took care of the issue of sin through His Son Jesus.
I try to give you a handle to hold on to with a picture.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of fruit of the ground to the Lord.
Able also brought of the first born of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering.
But He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?
If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
Each example above has a door pictured. The way I imagine this door is a barrier that separates the spirit realm from the physical realm.
When I attempt to picture sin, I see it as an open door. We are all tempted, and I describe how I imagine temptation as a "knock' on my personal door that separates the spirit realm from my (physical) world.
Sin is merely missing the mark by opening the door to temptation. We have all opened the door to sin at one point in our life.
I also mentioned where Peter asked Jesus about forgiveness (a separate rabbit I chased 🙂 )
The parable is found in Luke 17:3,4 & Matthew 18:15-35
Thank you for listening.