Monday, August 20, 2012

How does God see sin?

During Steve’s sermon tonight, he asked us, “How does God see sin?”

Someone behind me said “broken and dysfunctional” and, as Steve responded by explaining how Satan twists and distorts good and makes it evil, I got a perfect picture.

"Do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life..." Saruman *

When was the last time you wanted to cuddle up with an Orc?

And yet, we seek out the things that God hates. We think that a following our flesh is something wonderful, but we don’t seem to realize that we’re flung on the back of a twisted, grotesque creature being run across country.

I know I embrace my sin nature way too often, but I want God to help me see sin how He does, so I can be so revolted, and I will run to the only place of safety—His arms!


*quote is from the movie not necessarily the book…but based on Tolkien’s writings

Merry & Pippin carried away by the orcs


At 8:25 PM, Blogger Emily said...

Orcs are a great analogy for sin. and what sin does. thanks, lis. i need to remind myself regularly how revolting any sin is, especially the 'little' ones that invade my days without my even noticing.


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