WHAT IS SIN?
Have we ever wondered the question: where did sin come from? How did sin start? Did God create sin? What is the result of sin? All these questions about sin are important for us to understand in order for us to appreciate what our Heavenly Father has done in our lives. Many scholars define sin as missing the mark, like when an archer misses his target's bullseyes. But the clearest definition of sin in the Bible is disobedience against God's commands. When God created Adam and Eve, there was no sin in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1-2). It was a perfect environment. There was no death and suffering. However, everything changed when Adam disobeyed God's command. God told Adam not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for the moment he eats of it, he would surely die (Genesis 2:15-17).
When Eve gave into Satan's temptation to eat the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, she gave the fruit to Adam, and he ate (Genesis 3:11-12). Adam deliberately chose to disobey (sin) God by eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil. With Adam's sin, the world and everything in it were affected, including us, because all humans came through Adam and Eve. We all came from Adam and Eve, which is why we did not come from apes or monkeys. Evolution is not taught in the Bible. God created us wonderfully (Psalm 139:14). Because Adam disobeyed (sinned) God, sin entered into the world. Here's what Romans 5:12 says, "Therefore, just as through one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned."
Sin existed because of disobedience against God's commandment. There is nothing good that can come out of our disobedience against God. As believers, we need to obey God if we want to have a blessed life. We need to submit our lives to Him because He knows what is best for us. God created us for Himself and not for sin.
Ask yourself these questions: What is sin? How did I get affected by sin? Am I willing to obey God in my current situation?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in heaven, thank you that you created me wonderfully. You are my God, and you know what is best for me. Would you please give me the strength and the courage to obey you in every circumstance I am in? Please help me to submit myself to you that I may worship you with my life. In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.