The Thing About Sin

“The thing about sin is that everyone is an expert on other peoples’ sins. Davids express righteous indignation at the rich man for taking the poor man’s only lamb. Pious Scribes and Pharisees want to stone the woman caught in adultery. Loyal siblings are outraged that their father celebrates the prodigal son’s return. Victims of the thief on the cross feel contented that ‘justice has been served!’ Against our expert verdicts on other peoples’ sins, the finger of the Unerring One writes in sand, ‘Thou art the man!’ When God saves us from our self-righteousness, we shall pray with the tax-collector, ‘God, be merciful to ME a sinner!’”—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

SKP’s Meditations on 2 Samuel 12:1-13; Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 7:1-5; Psalm 51

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