Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Greater Sin?

Share about your favorite nonprofit organization. They are all God-sized dreams in action. How have they inspired you?

I need to share something I have been struggling with for the last month to share today's topic. Seems like a long way around but hopefully it will make sense when I am done.

I read in John 19:11
Jesus answered him, Thou wouldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath greater sin.
This is where Jesus was talking with Pilate. The part that hit me was the word GREATER. Did sin come in different levels? I thought sin was sin! I struggled with this on my own for a while. I found in a commentary that he was speaking of Caiaphas because he knew the truth and decided that it would be best for Jesus to die for the good of others. Pilate, however didn't know Jesus and therefore had the lesser sin. Both however, sinned.

Then I went to trusted friends that knew the Bible better than I did. They also began to search about this sin problem.  They sent emails that quoted Bible verses that stated there were different levels of sin. The story where there were 2 debtors one great on small. Luke 7:41-47. I was starting to understand. However when I went to the Pastor of my church to see if he could shed some light on this. He agreed with me that sin is sin however, there are different consequences that must be accompanied. He went on to say that if you are going 5 miles over the speed limit there is a consequence to pay and if you are going 50 miles over the speed limit there is a greater consequence to pay. Both are wrong but one has a greater penalty. Ahh something I really understand.

So I said all this to help you understand the nonprofit organization that has touched my heart. The group is Pregnancy Centers. Just as sin is sin, there are greater consequences for those of us that know the truth and have seen the light. We simply can't sit back and do nothing. These centers are striving to help women to see the light that we know. They are striving to show the love of God and help women make difficult decisions. They are also helping women that have made wrong choices to come to a peace that only God can give.

There are a faithful group of women that are struggling to get a center off the ground here where I live. Please pray that God will advance their struggle and get a foothold to help these women find God's love.

8 comments:

  1. Another on point post ... I stand with you and your pastor on this consequences issue ...

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. New lessons learned all the time.

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  2. praying for that group! thank you for sharing!

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  3. I will be praying for those faithful. I pray that God continues to encourage them to never grow weary of doing good.

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    1. Thank you for praying it means so much.

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  4. Agreed...prayers for those women, both those who so desperately want to reach out to the hurting and for those who need healing. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks for the prayers. God is moving and healing.

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