“23 …all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
The Greek word for sin in the Bible is “Hamartanó.” It literally means “Missing The Mark, I miss the mark; I make a mistake.” To the Greeks, it painted a picture of a man shooting an arrow but missing the bulls eye. They would say to that person who missed the mark that they have “Sinned.”
Man usually views sin in a judgmental or “RELIGIOUS” context. If someone steals, lies, commits adultery, murders someone, or breaks one of the Ten Commandments, we say, “They have sinned.” While that is certainly true, in God’s eyes, it goes far beyond that.
Your brain has a left side and a right side. The left is more logical; the right is your creative side.
Faith is not logical. It is not natural. You cannot figure out the grace of God with your logical mind. It comes from the right side of your brain which can imagine that God is a good God; that He keeps His word; that He will never leave you or forsake you.
Without faith, it is impossible to receive from God. So you have to reprogram your logical side with your creative side by the word of God.
Anyone who is under a dark cloud, depressed, or negative all the time, you could say of them that their left brain has nothing “Right” in it, and their right brain has nothing “Left” in it.
Metanóia: Change your mind. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind as you see Jesus in all the scriptures concerning Himself. That is how you are transformed.
The Other Nine Tenths.
Science tells us that we only use about 1/10 of our brain capacity because man lost the glory of God when he fell. Folks, we were robbed of 9/10 of our brains because of sin!
Redeemed From Falling Short.
Jesus came to redeem us from the total fallen state created by Adam when he fell and death passed to all of us. He redeemed us from our “SIN”–our falling short; our lacking of; our forfeiting of the glory of God.” His death bought back our forfeited inheritance; our complete SHALOM!
Thank you, Jesus!
As the world outside the church sinks deeper and deeper into spiritual darkness, just like Isaiah prophesied in chapter 60 verse 2, you and I, God’s people, will shine brighter and brighter, especially as truths like these are restored to us.
There’s no sense trying to fight the darkness. There really isn’t any need to. It will work for us and show forth the Glory of the Lord that is already upon us, even though we are not perfect; even though we often are “Hamartanó: Missing the Mark.”