Dec 11, 2018
We know the Bible talks a lot about sin. But why? Because sin is an aberration. It was not what God intended when He made the world. That’s not to say that the entrance of sin into the world caught God by surprise. In fact, He had already made provision for it. He had determined before He had even created the world that He would send His Son to die for the sins of mankind. Sin was inevitable. Because man was given a choice as to whether He would worship God, he was free to choose a different path. And he did. The result was sin and the wages for sin is death. And in Numbers 5-6, God provides the people of Israel with some rather strange commands regarding the treatment of lepers, the diseased, and the adulterous. While God’s prescriptions for dealing with these things may sound harsh to our ears, they were meant to teach His people that He takes sin and its varied consequences quite seriously. Disease is nothing more than a sad byproduct of sin. So is death. Which is why God wants us to take sin seriously.