MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2010TWISTING THE SHOTAdikia, a Greek word for sin, is twisting a
wrong to make it right. Using a basketball analogy, twisting a wrong to make it
right is missing the shot, then telling everyone that we made it. Adikia literally means "no righteousness." John
said that all unrighteousness is sin (1 John 5:17), and we must realize the
damage that we do to the kingdom of God when we justify our unrighteous actions
by calling them righteous ones. Onlookers see our hypocrisy much clearer than
That's why we need grace. The key that unlocks the door to God's grace
is confession. John said, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness"
(1 John 1:9). Confession means "to agree." It sees our own sin as God does.
When we agree with God that we indeed missed, He forgives us and restores us.
|For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool's Sin and the Restorer's Grace|