We are All Sinners

We are All Sinners

God’s Word teaches us that we all are sinners just like Adam and Eve. This is
because we are born with a nature that can only sin. A sinner is someone who
disobeys God. Romans 3:10-18 says,
as it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who
understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they
have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one. Their throat
is an open grave, with their tongues they keep deceiving, the poison of asps is under
their lips; whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness; their feet are swift to shed
blood, destruction and misery are in their paths, and the path of peace have they not
known. There is no fear of God before their eyes." (NASB)
King David said, in Psalm 51:5,
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. (NASB)
It surely is reasonable to think that it is unfair that what Adam and Eve did
thousands of years ago affects us today. The sad truth is, we all would have eaten
from that tree! If you doubt that, just ask yourself, “Do I really obey God even some
of the time?” As a Christian, I would dare say, the number of times I sin in a day far
outnumbers Eve’s sins in Genesis 3. Ouch!
James 2:10 teaches us a sobering truth: that if we obey God completely, then
disobey Him just once, we are guilty of all sin before God.
For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty
of all. (NASB)
Remember one sin brought death and changed the entire human race. Creation has
also been greatly affected from human rebellion against God.
Here’s a little extra thought about questioning our bent towards sin. For some
reason, some people think God doesn’t see their sin if they hide it. I guess trying to
hide our sin is part of our sinful nature because Adam and Eve tried it as well. The
fact is, God knows when you sin whether you think so, or not. He knows
everything. This is a good time for us to learn about how God knows everything,
and how He is always present.

God is Omniscient, in other word, He knows all things.
God is Omnipresent, or He is always present.
From Psalm 139 it is clear that God knows everything about us. He knows every
thought and motive we have (1 Corinthians 4:5). God is always present no matter
where we are or what we are doing. We can’t hide from God! He has seen you at
your best, and He has seen you at your worst, and still He loves you so very much!
1. Read about God’s knowing all things and always being present from
Genesis 16, Jeremiah 23:23–24, and Matthew 28:20. Write down any
insights and applications that the Spirit is giving you from these verses.
2. What does the knowledge that God is all knowing and always with you
mean to you? Use a Bible verse in your answer. (Examples: When I am
ashamed about what I’ve done, shouldn’t I call upon God who knows
everything about me, but loves and forgives me anyway? (1 John 4:10)
When I am alone and afraid shouldn’t I seek after the God who is always
with me? (Psalm 139:7))
3. Read Genesis 4 – chapter 4 shows us clearly that sin passed onto future
generations along with its awful consequences. What were the sins of
Genesis 4? What were the consequences of those sins? How do you think
Adam and Eve felt about what happened in this chapter? Remember they
were living with the knowledge that their sin would affect all future
                                                                                       by Gini Crawford


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