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What’s the greatest problem of humankind? When you see the above question, what can you think of right away? Climate change! Racism! Sexism! According to God’s revelation, the deadliest problem of humankind is sin.
What is sin? According to some theologians, sin is displacement of God. In a short sentence, sin is failing to acknowledge God as God. God has a plan for everything and everyone, moreover, He has a standard for His creation. If one’s ideas, will or actions are not in line with God’s revealed Word, it is sin.
Also, the consequence of sin is fatal. Sin causes spiritual death, that is, separation from God. Sin also leads to physical death. The third effect is that humans keep on sinning. The future of humans looks bleak, but thanks to Jesus Christ, He has already provided the salvation for all of us!
Let’s ponder Matthew 1:20–21.
20But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:20–21 NIV)
Let’s pose a question to God. “Dear Jesus Christ, could You help me to spread Your saving message to others?”
Let’s practice what you learnt. Pray for the opportunity of spreading the saving message of Jesus Christ.
Let’s proclaim to others about your experiential knowledge. Share your evangelistic endeavours with a Christian.