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Alive in 5: Sin Divides Us from God

By Web Team | Grow

Alive in 5 is a simple way to share how to become alive in a relationship with God. Today we’re talking about how sin divides us from God.

1 John 3:4 says, “Everyone who sins is breaking God’s law, for all sin is contrary to the law of God.” And Isaiah 59:2 says, “It’s your sins that have cut you off from God.
Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore.”

Sin is a problem every person has—a problem we all share. It happens when we miss the target of perfect love—God’s love.

Sin is disobedience to God and includes both wrongful actions and even thoughts. It includes lawlessness, hateful behavior, violence, and failing to do right.

Sin creates a division between our friends and us and between God and us. We as humans have a tendency or bias to sin.

We begin life and, before long start going our way rather than following God’s way because of sin. All the problems of the human race, big and small, come from sin.

Our sin doesn’t stop God from loving us; however, when we sin, we move away from God and create distance between us.

It’s like this...

Imagine an archer who draws back his bow and sends an arrow toward a target, but instead of hitting the bull’s eye, the arrow veers off course and misses mark.

The arrow may miss by a little or by a lot, but the result is the same: The arrow doesn’t land where it’s supposed to. The same is true of sin—we miss the Think about it...

In what ways has sin created division between you and others?

In what ways has sin separated you from God?

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