Friday, May 20, 2011

Missing the mark.

“The “sin” word that is used most frequently in the Bible is hamartia, “missing the mark”.”

I recently learned this, and it really helped my prayer life and how I pray.

If I think of “sin”, I tend to think of “lies, stealing, lust, murder, etc, etc. But realizing that when “sin” is talked about in the bible, that quite a bit it is talking about “missing the mark”, and it certainly gives me a lot more to talk to God about. How easy it is to miss the mark, when it comes to being like Christ. Thinking like this makes the little things that we may be unaware of, the little “missing the marks”, and that gives us a whole lot more to pray about and be thankful for our redemption.