The problem with being a sinner is that you can’t really ever be an authority.
But, another problem with being a sinner is that we often pretend have authority anyway.
An authority is someone who knows stuff and has the power to enforce what they know.
Authority cracks when either 1) you show you don’t know stuff, or 2) you show you have no power.
Sin should be humiliating. It shows we have no power over ourselves, and shows that we lack knowledge.
If we allowed sin to humble us, we’d have very little to say on any given subject.
Most of our judgmentalism of other people’s sin is merely justifications of our own sin.
There are many Bible verses telling us to shut up. One of the main reasons to shut up is because you are a sinner.
“When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.“
The more we talk, the more we will sin.
The more we sin, the less we should talk. But we don’t, we keep talking, and because we keep talking, we keep sinning.
What is really lacking is that thing called “guilt.”
Yes, we know we have a multitude of sin; what most of us don’t have is a multitude of guilt.
For years Christians have been told “there is no condemnation to those in Christ. You have been forgiven. There is no guilt.”
There is a portion of truth there. I suggest still feeling guilty, however. Not because you offended a person, or broke a legalistic rule, but because of God.
He is holy; you are not. God is in heaven, you are on earth, so let your words be few.
One of the best aspects of Judgment Day is that every mouth will be stopped.
When we see our sin and our guilt, we will finally shut up.
Oh, to get a glimpse of it now. You really have no idea what you’re talking about. Come off the high horse, pontificating about naked celebrities, and deal with your own sin and keep your mouth shut.
Yes, I understand the irony of this post. Stop judging me!