The Heart of Sin

Posted on December 7th, 2017

The Heart of Sin

Genesis 3:1-7

 

The heart of sin is pride - a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements.  A focus on self over God.  It is the thought that I know better than God. Sinful acts are sin but they are not the heart of sin.

 

Pride can be used in good sense.  We take pride in our work, recognizing God that gave us the ability to do the work, and wants me to do my best.  That’s not what’s happening in the fall Genesis 3:1-7

 

Satan cleverly invites Adam & Eve to reject Gods authority and take authority that belongs to God.  Pride doesn’t always show itself in fist shaking anger, but often in simple decisions to ignore God and do what I want.

 

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