June 2019, Vol. 38, No. 6

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The Irrational Nature of Sin

posted on June 1, 2019

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Willing participation in sin just does not make any sense. To defy the will of God is not only wicked and damning, it is irrational. Knowing that sin separates one from God (Isa. 59:2), who would venture down such a path? The answer is disturbing: all of us (Rom. 3:23). But such does not have to remain the case! We can lovingly and humbly submit to the Creator of all (1 Thess. 5:21; John 14:15)! 

To highlight the irrational nature of sin, consider just two examples from the book of Acts:

First, the high priest put Peter and the other apostles in prison at a time when they were healing all that were brought to them. Who puts a stop to miraculous healing? Those who are filled with irrational jealousy (Acts 5:14-18).

Second, a mob formed in Ephesus that could best be described with the word confusion. Who screams “great is Artemis of the Ephesians” for two solid hours? Those who are filled with irrational anger (Acts 19:28-34).

Let us love our God with all that we have, including our minds (Matt. 22:37).

Bart Warren
South Green Street church of Christ
Glasgow, KY

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