Have you ever wondered, “Is that a sin?”
It’s the wrong question.
It’s actually the question satan wants you to ask.
WHAT – I just don’t want to offend God – I don’t want to do the wrong thing – What’s wrong with that?
OK – OK – hold on there. I am not saying we should just forge ahead and do questionable stuff.
What I am saying is that the question is actually an old Covenant question.
It’s a throw back to the Garden of Eden if the truth be told.
Remember – 2 trees.
And what did satan want Eve to do?
Eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
Do you see the problem with the question?
Life – eternal life – does not come through making all the right behavioral choices. It does not come through avoiding sinS. In fact it was TotKoGaE (boy – that’s an ugly acronym) that ushered them (and us) into death.
The other tree is called the Tree of Life.
Jesus, in His high priestly prayer said:
This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. - John 17:3 NASB
This verse really got me thinking.
If I ask you – what is eternal life – how would you answer?
A mansion in glory?
Avoidance of hell?
Eternal life is a life of knowing the Father and His son Jesus.
The life we are called to is not one of knowing right and wrong, (though He does write all that in our hearts,) it is a life in communion with Jesus, in relationship with God.
I started by saying “Is that a sin?” is the wrong question. The right question is what I used to ask my mom all the time. It has two parts. Ready – here it is:
Father, what are you doing? Can I help?