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The Sin Of Omission #4

#4 The Sin Of Omission

The sins of commission are things which you should not do but you do them anyway. On the other hand, the sins of omission are the things that one should do but you do not.

The root cause of the sins of omission are slothfulness, procrastination and indifference. The book of James illustrates the sins of omission: “To him therefore that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin” (James 4:17, ASV). “And that servant, who knew his lord’s will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes” (Luke 12:47, ASV). Failing to pray for those in our lives is a sin of omission (1 Sam. 12:23, ASV). Refusing to provoke one another to love and good work in the assembly is a sin of omission (Heb. 10:24-25, ASV). Failing to give as we prosper is a sin (Mal. 3:8, ASV). Failing to develop faith is a sin (Rom. 10:17, ASV). For the sins of omission, one must confess them, repent of them and pray to God for forgiveness. “Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man avails much in its working” (Jas. 5:16; Acts 8:18-24, ASV).

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