Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden. Some might think it was only a little sin – why cast them out for one sin?
Well, the sin was deciding they wanted to be like God, knowing good and evil, for wanting to decide for themselves where the plumbline should be.
Where does God draw the line on sin? Certainly not where we would decide to draw the line.
And, if God did not cast them out for “one little sin,” how could there ever be a perfect place to live for eternity? Do we really want Heaven to be a place where we can decide for ourselves what is good and evil?
I say NO; we already are living in that place, and it certainly is not Heaven.
With this “wisdom” we have, we make ourselves the judge and jury of all we see. That’s one concern with the media. Every wrong is displayed for everyone to see, and everyone has their own opinion on how the issue should be addressed. Everyone decides for themselves what is good and evil. We can easily see how this causes division.
“One little sin” leads to another – it’s a slippery slope. Look how quickly that sin in the garden turned into murder with Cain and Abel.
We absolutely must recognize that only God has the true plumbline, and that He has the power, the love, and the right to rule over His creation and decide the rules for holiness and righteousness.
May we bow before God’s wisdom, authority, majesty, power, glory, honor, and love.
Revelation 4.11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.