Friday, 16 March 2012

Sin: What is It?

The Bible tells of a beautiful angel whose name was Lucifer, the meaning of this name is "son of the morning." We were told that He had great power as well as beauty. In the book of Ezekiel we read of the downfall of Lucifer. Ezekiel 28:14-15 "Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou was perfect in all thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." The bible states that sin is the transgression of the law. So  here we have the first record of one of God's creation being found with iniquity.

He was the leader of the angelic host, a beautiful singer; here we see  in Ezekiel 28:13 "Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;every precious stone was your covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold; the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created."

Today everyone ask how did sin originate? The scripture simply said Lucifer was perfect until iniquity was found in him; so to tell why sin?  or how did it came about would be a difficult task for we see here that sin is not only mysterious but unaccountable. We are given an account in Isaiah which seeks to shed some more light as to why Lucifer fell into sin. Isaiah 14:12-14 states. "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations. For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High."

Here we see pride took possession of the heart of Lucifer, Ezekiel 28:17. Lucifer's heart was lifted up because of his beauty. As Lucifer allowed pride and selfishness to take control of his heart, it caused a separation between him and His God. Sadly the highest angel fell from heaven because he allowed pride to take control of him. Today we need to also be careful, as pride of heart still has the ability to cause separation between God and His creation. (proverbs 16:18)

As Christ knocks on the door of your heart today, answer yes to Him, He wants to save you, to have you live with Him in His fathers kingdom, not just for time but for eternity.

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