Sunday, November 9, 2008

James 2:10

“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all.” (NASB)


“For whoever keeps the whole (holos: all, every whit, altogether, complete) law and yet stumbles (patio: offend, fall, to err, make a mistake, to sin, fall into misery, become wretched) in one point, he has become guilty (enochos: subject to, bound, under obligation; in a forensic sense, denoting the connection of a person either with his crime, or with the penalty or trial, or with that against whom or which he has offended; worthy of punishment) of all.”


For whoever keeps the law completely and yet stumbles and makes an error in even one point of it, he has become guilty and worthy of punishment for them all.


We all start this life on the same plane – whether rich or poor, alcoholic or pathological truth stretcher – mass murderer or slanderer and gossip, we all fall short and are in need of a Saviour. Have you ever been guilty of the “at least I don’t-s”? I have. I believe that we often view some sins as “worse” than others when, in fact, they are all the same in the eyes of the LORD. Today, level the playing field. See all men equally in need of the One who came to save mankind from their guilt and lawlessness. There is One Saviour for all of mankind – Jesus Christ.

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