The Greatest Sin

Sometimes people feel that they don’t need saving because they’re “not that bad” a sinner — certainly not as bad as some people they know, even some professing Christians.

The issue isn’t how we compare to others or what kind of sin we particularly wrestle with.

Jesus was once asked which was the great commandment. He replied in Matthew 22:37-38, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.”

It follows, then, that if the first commandment is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind, then the greatest sin is to fail to keep that commandment.

And we all fail to keep it every day.

Thank God that He has made provision to cleanse away and forgive this and every other sin.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:5-6)

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (I John 1:7-8)

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. (John 1:12).

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:9, 13)

I pray that anyone reading this who has never received Christ, never trusted Him for forgiveness of sins, never believed on Him or called on Him as Lord and Savior will do so today.

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