The Sin of Prioritizing Sins
1st Samuel 15:23, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”
Most people are guilty of prioritizing sins, i.e., choosing which sins are worse than others. The Bible says that all sins are horrible. There is no such thing as “white sins.” God hates all sin, no matter how seemingly insignificant in the eyes of men.
This is why Jesus that in Matthew 12:36, “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.” We will all be held accountable by God even for our words.
Saul in the Old Testament was guilty of prioritizing sins. In 1st Samuel 15:23, Samuel the prophet warned Saul that rebellion is just as much a sin as witchcraft. Samuel also told Saul that stubbornness is just as horrible a sin as idolatry. Saul was both stubborn and rebellious, and he failed to see the wickedness of it.
Likewise, many women today have bought into the feminist agenda, failing to realize that rebellion is the same as witchcraft. Feminism equals witchcraft in God's eyes. Divorce is equal to murder. Abortion is equal to crucifying the Savior. Just as the merciless crowd demanded the release of Barabbas (the guilty) and the death of the innocent (Jesus), so do abortionists today demand the death of innocent little babies. Society cries out, CRUCIFY THEM!
Perhaps the worst sin of all is prayerlessness, which makes one a practicing atheist. Most Christians would never consider prayerlessness as being a horrible sin akin to adultery, murder or homosexuality; but it is even worse.
Proverb 6:16-19 teaches that God hates several things, including a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, feet that are swift to mischief, a heart that deviseth evil imaginations, a false prophet which speaketh lies and he that soweth discord amongst brethren. God hates those “things”; not the sinner, but the sin itself.
Most people have no problem with a proud look, nor with a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, nor with a false prophet who speaketh lies, et cetera. American society is tolerant of most sins today—casino gambling, drunkenness, fornication, witchcraft, homosexuality, abortion, pornography, dirty dancing, et cetera—and yet we some how insanely expect God to bless America in the midst of such evil. I apologize to you God, for the way we as a nation mistreat and dishonor you. We've even named one of our biggest cities—SIN CITY! You have blessed Americans with freedom, but we have exploited that freedom and used it for wrong, and now judgment is falling upon us, and it's about time!
We are an evil nation—We are being brought to judgment!
John 8:32,36, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free ... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.”
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