Tuesday, March 8, 2011

in my email...

I get a daily devotion from Wisdom Hunters. Yesterday's devotion was entitled "unintentional sin." The devotional was something I hadn't put a lot of thought into before...well..kinda. So I will share with you a little 'snipit' of the devo. Lets start with the Scripture passage he opened with:

 “If the entire Israelite community sins by violating one of the Lord’s commands, but the people do not realize it, they are still guilty.” Leviticus 4:13

In the beginning of the post he was talking about how if he forgets to report some extra income there would be consequences with the IRS.
I do agree with him on this. There would be some serious consequences! I guess I just have some trouble with the passage he started with. I am not saying I won't accept it or anything, I'm just confused on how to take it..I don't even know how to even form this passage into a question..I dunno. Its definitely been on my mind though.

okay, here's something I've been thinking about as well.. I had this happen to me when I was younger (I think) 

So, I was at a gas station. I paid the cashier the money I owed for the soda and chips (before my diabetes became an issue) and she gave me the cash back but I later realized she had given me the amount I had given her. So I never actually paid for it at all! Should I have said something to her? Is it acceptable to accept something like that from a manager of a store or something?


  1. I think I know what you're asking... and I don't know how to put it in the form of a question either...

    Similar to: Is my 14 month old sinning if he takes something from the store without paying for it? (Obviously he doesn't understand money or the exchanging of goods, let along "stealing")

    My answer is: It's still wrong, but I don't believe he is "sinning". I think the point of that verse is that we need a savior. We are all guilty, whether we know it or not.

    I think whether or not it is "sin" is another question, that depends on your belief in "available light". Do people in another country that have never heard of Jesus, but worship the best to their ability with what they have seen through general revelation, still need Jesus? Yes. Will they be judged as harshly? I don't know...

  2. thanks Michelle. your comment helped!