Do you understand God’s sorrow at our sin?
That’s the question Mr. Hamilton asks in today’s chapter. Do we know the truth of this statement: The ultimate tragedy of sin is not that it spoils my life, disrupts my relationships, scars my world, but that it dishonours, defies, and disgraces my God. Do we understand David, when confessing his sin to God says, “Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight.”
Too often we are only taught about what sin does in relation to us. How it hurts us, hurts our relationship with God, and so forth. Centering it all around ourselves.
But that’s not the sorrow of faith is it?
The sorrow of faith is what sin does to God. How it grieves his heart, makes him angry, and causes him to turn his face away from us. God HATES sin. HE does. Do we truly understand this? Do w
An old term in talking about sin is Deicidium… which means God Murder. Do we see sin as being that kind of horror against our living God? Do we truly see God?The ultimate tragedy of sin is not that it spoils my life, disrupts my relationships, scars my world, but that it dishonours, defies, and disgraces my God. Ian Hamilton Click To Tweet
That’s what it comes down to you know? The more we see and know God the more we see and understand just what sin is in relation to him. It’s a horror, a darkness trying to cover up the light, a disruptor of all that is right, true, honourable and good. It’s an abomination against God. See that.
Understand God all the more so you can see that. As we do that, we are better enabled to understand the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, and the magnitude of the love and grace he bestows up on us.
Understand God more, see him more clearly and you will understand Jesus’ sacrifice more dearly.
Want to follow along? I’m currently on chapter 16 and working through one chapter a week.