Are All Sins the Same?

Are all sins the same to God?  (Romans 3:10, 23)  Say two men are given responsibility for large buckets designed to carry water to their village. One uses his bucket as a colonial_bucket3stool. The other flies into a rage and uses his bucket to beat a fellow villager to death. How can these possibly be seen as equal wrongs?

Answer: we judge actions, God judges motives. The buckets didn’t belong to the men, they belonged to the village; neither used his bucket in the way it was meant to be used, and as a result the whole village suffered. Based on actions, a crazed murderer is far worse than an easy-going hedonist. But based on motives, both have completely failed to use their “buckets” (their lives) in the way they were meant to be used.

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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