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The Sin of Omission

The Sin of Omission

We spend a large chunk of our time at church, youth groups, Bible study groups, and this magazine talking about honoring God by not making wrong choices.. We know that the wrong we do holds us back from knowing God.

Yet, Jesus focused a lot on something a little different: the good we fail to do. And THAT can be a touchy subject. However, it wasn’t something Jesus wanted to shy away from. The servant who buried his resources (Luke 16:19-24), and the barren fig tree (Mark 11:20-24) are examples of Jesus calling out procrastination, laziness, unwillingness and the like.

And guess what?

We’re not free from that, either. How many times have you caught yourself killing productive-time by scrolling down that news feed (Hello Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumbler!), and forgetting exactly why you switched on your laptop in the first place? Of course, we’ve all done something similar. And if that’s true; we’re probably fairly prone to larger-scale laziness.

It’s fair to say that you might not have it all together yet, and you need to get to know God better. Don’t we all? But at the end of the day, the way to get a deep spiritual life is to look out for ways to serve others, without thinking twice: get straight to it. (Are you worried that you aren’t serving in the church, sharing the gospel, participating in the choir, attending Bible studies, helping others, doing good works? Your works aren’t the way you get saved, but it’s definitely time to consider what you should be improving on).

What Now?

For every time you go on Facebook today, find a person to compliment. More of a Twitter user? You know the drill. (In fact… why not brighten people’s days whatever you’re doing today).

‘…To him who knows to do good and does not do it…it is sin.’        James 4:17 NKJV

Joy Ferdiz

May 19th, 2014

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