October 11th, 2018
Though He Wist it Not
Leviticus 5:17 (KJB) And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
“I didn’t mean to do it…”
“It was an accident…”
“It wasn’t my fault…”
“I made a mistake…”
Oh, how easy it is to attempt to transfer or redirect guilt from self and place it squarely upon the shoulder of another. This transfer is often done knowingly in a feeble attempt to bear no personal responsibility in sinful matters. A guilt handover can happen both directly, or indirectly occasionally uninformed, or spiritually ignorant, people may not fully grasp condemnation at work in their heart is a result of his or her choice to sin.
However, it can certainly be true that a person may sin when he does not mean to, but, the truth remains the same, the sinner must accept responsibility for his or her sin. Whether it be sins of omission or commission in his life, a person must confess all sin, even those which are hidden, to God.
God tells us in 1st John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Any person can be found to be spiritually off-track, foolishly believing his morals are decent and that he is a good and upright person who has made some blunders. Thinking too highly of oneself can lead a person to continue to excuse his sin by minimalizing it, therefore, never taking any personal responsibility for it.
In fact, we have a world full of good and moral people who have failed to recognize the natural spiritual condition of their own utterly sinful heart. All sin grieves the heart of God and the responsibility for it always squarely lies at the door of each man’s heart.
God desires for each of us to recognize and renounce our sin by us choosing to agree with Him about the nature of sin in our own lives and collectively at work in this wicked world. Not choosing to do so does not remove the presence of guilt and the responsibility for sin. Condemnation buries a man in remorse and grieves God. It can last forever if not properly taken care of in this world by the power and presence of God at work in a regenerated man’s life.