To seriously understand what is sin and why it matters you have to first read what the Bible says about it. Where it originally started from and how it affect you and me today.
“Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.” – 1 John 3:4
Sin is described in the Bible as breaking God’s law that He has set for mankind on this earth. When you break them or rebel against God that is sin (Joshua 1:18).
How did Sin Start At The Beginning?
Lucifer was not happy with his position and desired to be higher than God and that was the beginning of the downfall and give birth to sin (Isa 14:12-15).
The introduction of sin started the temptation of sin by Lucifer also known as satan or devil when he tempted Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit and succeeded to sin against God.
Genesis 3, it describes how Adam and Eve rebel against God and against His command, and since that time, sin has been passed down through all the generations of mankind as you and I are Adam’s descendants.
“When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” – Romans 5:12
Because of what Adam and Eve have done, sin entered the world, and so death was passed on to all humans because “the wages of sin is death” – Romans 6:23.
“For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.” – Psalm 51:5
When Adam sinned, his inner nature was transformed by his sin of rebellion, passing on to us the spiritual death. You are a sinner not because you sin, rather you sin because you are a sinner. You inherited sin from Adam, just like how we inherit characteristics from our parents.
Sin Separates You From God
“For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” – Romans 3:23
When you are against something, in this case, we are against God’s commands through sin, it separates us from God.
Because you are separated from God as the creator and giver of life, you will experience death.
This separation from God created by sin dooms us to an eternity away from Him. The only way to be saved from this eternity punishment is through Jesus Christ who came into the world to save sinners like you and I (1 Tim 1:15).
The issue here is, that both Christians and non-believers will treat sin differently in terms of the priority of your life today. For example, a person who do not believe God, may find it no harm in sin or they do not even believe sin even exist. Christians are not different, especially those that do not treat God seriously will sin on purpose without any guilt and that can be dangerous.
So the question here is, how much do you think God is important to you will determine how you treat sin and the separation of God today.
I do pray, that this sharing will convict you to consider careful who God or Jesus is to you today and I pray you live a more faithful believer in Christ today.