Jan 18, 2019
In our day and age, sin has become little more than an afterthought. We have so minimized the significance of sin, that we tend to refer to it with terms like, mistake. And we seem to think there is no need to confess our mistakes, because, in the grand scheme of things, they are just not that important. We have come to believe that God forgives and forgets. After all, He is a loving and gracious God. But Isaiah 9:18-10:4 paints a starkly different picture of God’s outlook on mankind’s sin. He doesn’t view it as some kind of an oversight or innocent mistake. No, God sees our sins as transgressions against His holiness. He views us as rebels, who stand in stubborn opposition to His divine decrees. He doesn’t excuse our sinfulness or take it lightly. His holiness will not allow Him to do so. He must punish sin. He must deal justly and righteously with rebellious men and women. Why? Because He knows that sin, if left unaccounted for, will spread like a cancer. It is deadly. And man is incapable of dealing with its devastating influence on his own.