What is sin?
Skunks…they really smell terrible, don’t they? Sitting in my dorm room many years ago, on a hot summer night I got up close and personal with the smell of skunk. One of the wild dogs that ran around on campus caught one right in front on my open window! The room wreaked of skunk for a week! Clothes, hair, personal belongings, books, everything smelled like skunk!
Well, just as we find the smell of skunk oh so disgusting, so too, does God when we sin. We set traps to relocate skunks in our area because we want them to be gone. The Word of God does the same for the life of man, it removes the stench of sin when we obey God’s word. It is sin that builds a bridge between us and God. Thank God for Jesus who came to rebuild that bridge so that we can reach him but more importantly, so that He can reach us! And isn’t that what we want and really need? I certainly hope so. So, go to the Word of God and let it wash the sin out of your life. The Bible tells us in First John 1:9, “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” (NLT).