Happy Tuesday, everyone!
It’s been three weeks since I’ve actually written a post on this blog and for that I am reeaaallllyyyy sorry! I actually have a really big project in the works that I’m super excited about! It’s something I have always wanted to do and I could use y’alls prayers for the next few months as I work on it! I’ll eventually let you in on it when it’s closer to being complete.
Anyway, today I want to talk about The Sin Scale. The Sin Scale is the rating system for sins that has been made up by society to make us feel better about all the sinning we do.
We created this scale where we can rate other people’s sins therefore making us look more saint-like. Because for some reason people who are generally “good” find it satisfying to look at how much “bad” other people are doing.
For example, “Did you hear about that preacher who had an affair? If God can forgive him he can forgive anyone.”
Or… “Really another divorce? That makes three failed marriages for her. If God can straighten up her act, He can do it for anyone.”
I’m going to be really blunt here: If you’re the “christian” making those statements, you are being a butthole.
Not going to lie, I’ve been there and done that. I have been that butthole. Then I read a book called “Jesus Is: ______” by Judah Smith. (Amazing book, btw!) The first chapter is all about the notorious “sin scale.” The thing is, all sins are equal in the eyes of God.
One of my favorite lines in “Jesus Is:______” is, “To Him [God], all sin is equally evil, and all sinners are equally lovable.”
I think it’s time we STOP the rating. Quit pointing out other people’s sins to make yourself look better. No matter how you try to spin it, God already knows your past, present and FUTURE mistakes in their truest form. He doesn’t compare you to your brother to determine if you get through the pearly gates. And if you’re going to do anything about other people’s sins, do this: REACH OUT! Make them feel loved in their imperfect state. Let your life be an example of God’s great love.
We will always be imperfect and sinful. No matter how hard you try, no matter how many Sundays you get up and drag your booty to that front pew, no matter how many Bible verses you memorize. We will never be perfect. We will always be sinners. It’s human nature.
But that is the very thing that makes God’s love and grace so amazing.
He loves imperfect you with a perfect love. He just wants you to open up your heart and let Him in so He can change you from the inside out.
Let Him in.