Friday, December 18, 2009

Faithful Friday - Sins

Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.  James 4:17, NLT

We tend to think that doing wrong is sin. But James tells us that sin is also not doing right. (These two kinds of sin are sometimes called sins of commission and sins of omission.) It is a sin to lie; it can also be a sin to know the truth and not tell it. It is a sin to speak evil of someone; it is also a sin to avoid him or her when you know he or she needs your friendship. We should be willing to help as the Holy Spirit guides us.

5 comments:

Jenn Erickson said...

MJ, beautifully put! Thank you!

HeatherLynn said...

that's why i always say, sometimes doing the "right thing" is the hardest thing to do.

Hey, what time you want to get together on Saturday...trying to plan my day out.... :)

~hl~

5thsister said...

Absolutely! In our church we have the Confiteor. It goes like this:

I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault; in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and what I have failed to do; and I ask Blessed Mary ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

SupahMommy said...

Thank you for offering to take up Jaden's cause. I need help. I will not forget such kindness.
much love

happy holidays
xoxo
supah

LAURA said...

Awww man... why did you have to go and remind me of that haha. No really... thanks. I needed to hear it again. I think it is something that most of us Christians know but want to pretend we don't know... which is exactly what that verse is talking about haha.