Daily Devotional (April 13th): Sin Is Not a Mistake

by Aaron Dunlop

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“Sin is not a mistake. A mistake is taking the wrong exit on the highway. A sin is treason against a Holy God. A mistake is a logical misstep. Sin lurks in our heart and grabs us by the throat to do its bidding. Remember what God said to Cain about his sin? It’s true for us too. In the fourth chapter of Genesis, God warns Cain like this: ‘Sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it’ (Gen. 4:6).  In accepting misrepresentations of the gospel that render sin anything less than this, you will never learn of the fruit of repentance.” (p. 36)

Reading: “How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?Genesis 39:9

 
Selections from The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Pittsburgh: Crown & Covenant, 2012). Used with permission.
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