Sunday, September 25, 2022

ALL have sinned

 

Romans 3:23

King James Version

23 For all have sinned, 

and come short of the glory of God;


One wonderful trait, of being born again, is that we acknowledge our sins.

That's a much-needed humility in humanity.

We don't think that we're better than the next fellow.

For JESUS corrects us all:

Matthew 7:1-5

King James Version

7 Judge not, 

that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, 

ye shall be judged: 

and with what measure ye mete, 

it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote 

that is in thy brother's eye, 

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; 

and, behold, 

a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, 

first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; 

and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote 

out of thy brother's eye.


John 8:1-11

King James Version

8 Jesus went unto the mount of Olives.

2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, 

and all the people came unto him; 

and he sat down, and taught them.

3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him 

a woman taken in adultery; 

and when they had set her in the midst,

4 They say unto him, 

Master, this woman was taken in adultery, 

in the very act.

5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, 

that such should be stoned: 

but what sayest thou?

6 This they said, tempting him, 

that they might have to accuse him. 

But Jesus stooped down, 

and with his finger wrote on the ground, 

as though he heard them not.

7 So when they continued asking him, 

he lifted up himself, and said unto them, 

He that is without sin among you, 

let him first cast a stone at her.

8 And again he stooped down, 

and wrote on the ground.

9 And they which heard it, 

being convicted by their own conscience, 

went out one by one, 

beginning at the eldest, 

even unto the last: 

and Jesus was left alone, 

and the woman standing in the midst.

10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, 

and saw none but the woman, 

he said unto her, 

Woman, where are those thine accusers? 

hath no man condemned thee?

11 She said, 

No man, Lord. 

And Jesus said unto her, 

Neither do I condemn thee: 

go, and sin no more.


Through original sin, all have sinned.

Romans 5:12

King James Version

12 Wherefore, 

as by one man sin entered into the world, 

and death by sin; 

and so death passed upon all men, 

for that all have sinned:


Scripture also puts sin, in perspective, creating humility in us all:

Psalm 69:5

King James Version

5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; 

and my sins are not hid from thee.


Isaiah 59:2-4

King James Version

2 But your iniquities have separated 

between you and your God, 

and your sins have hid his face from you, 

that he will not hear.

3 For your hands are defiled with blood, 

and your fingers with iniquity; 

your lips have spoken lies, 

your tongue hath muttered perverseness.

4 None calleth for justice, 

nor any pleadeth for truth: 

they trust in vanity, 

and speak lies; 

they conceive mischief, 

and bring forth iniquity.


Isaiah 64:6

King James Version

6 But we are all as an unclean thing, 

and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; 

and we all do fade as a leaf; 

and our iniquities, 

like the wind, 

have taken us away.


Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?


Romans 1:28-32

King James Version

28 And even as they did not like to retain God 

in their knowledge, 

God gave them over to a reprobate mind, 

to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, 

fornication, wickedness, 

covetousness, maliciousness; 

full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, 

malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, 

boasters, inventors of evil things, 

disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, 

without natural affection, 

implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, 

that they which commit such things 

are worthy of death, 

not only do the same, 

but have pleasure in them that do them.


Romans 3:9-10

King James Version

9 What then? 

are we better than they? 

No, in no wise: 

for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, 

that they are all under sin;

10 As it is written, 

There is none righteous, 

no, not one:


Romans 3:20

King James Version

20 Therefore by the deeds of the law 

there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: 

for by the law is the knowledge of sin.


Romans 5:8

King James Version

8 But God commendeth his love toward us, 

in that, while we were yet sinners, 

Christ died for us.


1 John 1:8-10

King James Version

8 If we say that we have no sin, 

we deceive ourselves, 

and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, 

he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, 

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, 

we make him a liar, 

and his word is not in us.


Who can save us from our sins?

That's for the next post.


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