You Can't Fix Sin
Sin means a “missing of the mark. (W.E.Vines). sin is referred to in the scriptures as “lawlessness”. I John 3:4, and “all unrighteousness”. I John 5:17. Righteousness is a standard. Three standards exist. Man’s, society’s and God’s. man’s standard is when everyone does what is right in their own eyes. Such a standard is influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions. This is called self-righteousness. God’s standard is not the same as man’s standards. God’s standard is characterized by “knowledge”, “for I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own, they not subject themselves to the righteousness of God”. Romans 10:2, 3.
So in society, a lawless man does what is right in his own eyes, rejects the accepted righteousness prescribed by the laws of the land, and in so doing misses the mark. In reference to God, a lawless man does what is right in his own eyes, rejects the righteousness of God (God’s laws) and in so doing, misses the mark.
Sin has consequences, physically and spiritually. Consequences that cannot be fixed. When you plant a fruit tree and it bears fruit, you cannot change the fact of its existence and what happens as a result of what it produces, good or bad. When you speak a word, it bears fruit. “death and life are in the power of the tongue. And they that love it shall eat the fruits thereof”. Proverbs 18:21. Once a word is spoken, you cannot change the fact of its existence and results it brings, good or bad.
Individuals who suffer from the consequences of sin often ask, “how can I fix it”? The truth is, you cannot “fix it”. You cannot change the fact of its existence or consequence, any more than you can change the nature of the produce of a fruit tree. “for the wages of sin is death”. Romans 6:23.
Consider the fact that Jesus did not come to fix or remove the consequences of sin, but can to pay for it. “ for while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly”. While we were yet sinners, Christ died of us. Romans 5:6,2
- CL Bruner