Confusion of all Things
Genesis 9:26-27 Then Noah said, “May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed, and may Canaan be his servant! May God expand the territory of Japheth! May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem, and may Canaan be his servant.”
What happens when people fall into sin?
Genesis 11:1-4 At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.”
Genesis 11:5-9 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. That is why the city was called Babel, because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.
What happens when a Christian falls into sin?
The believer is eternally saved from the penalty of sin (past), provided with victory over the power of sin (present), and guaranteed final removal from the presence of sin (future).
The fact of sin
1 John 1:8-10 If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.
The Impact of sin: Loss
- Loss of light – 1 John 1:6
- Loss of joy – Psalm 51:12
- Loss of peace – 1 John 3:4-10
- Loss of love – 1 John 2:5, 15-17
- Loss of fellowship – 1 John 1:3, 6, 7
- Loss of confidence – 1 John 3:19-22
How to prevent sin: The Word of God
Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.
John 17:17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
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