|Proverbs 2:10; 1:7||Psalm 119:66|
|Job 28:28||Proverbs 16:22|
|James 1:5||Proverbs 1:5|
|1 Kings 3:5-12||Ecclesiastes 7:12|
|Daniel 2:21||Colossians 1|
|Ezekiel 18||1 Timothy 2|
|Matthew 6:33-34||Psalm 111:10|
Sin is sin and all sins are equal in the eyes of the Lord. They all lead to spiritual death.
Gossip is just as bad as murder and sexual sins. They all end in the same thing.
Our problem is that we assign each sin a level of least to most horrifying. We should be horrified at the carnage that the sin causes even Gossip causes the worst carnage to the soul. Bullying, hate and jealousy are all just as bad as murder, sex sins, and child molesting. There is no degree of difference, to the Lord they are all the same.
God does not say this is less of a sin than that one. They all equal separation from the Lord. The one thing predominate throughout the BIBLE is REPENT, CHANGE YOUR HEART, CONFESS TO THE LORD. And the rest of the Story, get into the Word of God, not just daily, several times a day. Spend some time on knee mail, (Praying and communicating with the Lord) all this requires that reading the scripture as part of the routine.
Yes it is hard, and it will become easier as we do it, not just once a day, every time you spend at the dinner table take time to pray, and read scripture. Instead of watching the news, read the Good News. (Read Ezekiel Chapter 18)
A Gracious Invitation to Repentance (Ezekiel 18:30-32) The Lord will judge each of the Israelites according to his ways. On this is grounded an exhortation to repent, and to make them a new heart and a new spirit. God does not command what cannot be done, but admonishes us to do what is in our power, and to pray for what is not. Ordinances and means are appointed, directions and promises are given, that those who desire this change may seek it from God. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.
It is important to remember to ask the Lord for knowledge.
1 Timothy 2:1-6 (AMP) 1 FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, 2 For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. 3 For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, 4 Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. 5 For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6 Who gave Himself as a ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper time.
Colossians 1:9-12 (AMP) 9 For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things— 10 That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. 11 [We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12 Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.
Don’t stop there continue in the scripture, and I have only given you the high lights of the scripture, read the whole chapter. The study is important for you to understand that the Lord is working in your life and helping you to change. God Loves us all, and he has expressed it continually throughout our lives. John 3:16-17.
Sin is sin and man cannot tell the Lord I am better than my neighbor because my sin is not as bad as his. First you are being judged, not your neighbor, by your own life and merits, no one else’s. You are not being compared to your neighbor because the Lord is looking solely at you. Each man shall be judged for his life and choices and is not compared to anyone else.
So stop trying to rationalize your life by comparing it to others. When we stand before the thrown it will only be us and Jesus, and he is the one who made the sacrifice for you.