When Adam abandoned God, we did too. Is this fair? In athletics, when one player on a team commits an infraction, there is a penalty. The whole team suffers. Humanity is a team. When our forefather, Adam, did not play by the rules, the whole team suffered. We all lost.
We show our membership on the losing team in many ways. We promise fidelity in marriage and think nothing of cheating. We lie to the boss to cover mistakes. We pilfer pens, pencils, stamps, stationery, whatever, from the office. We are petty thieves and robbers. We tell “white” lies, only the “good” kind.
We need to return to the Lord. There is good reason to do so. Although we tend to be unforgiving and often vengeful, God is not like us. The way of God is the way of pardon and forgiveness. A teenage boy who pulls the trigger and kills his teacher suffers the penalty due to his crime. However, there is forgiveness in God. “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
Jesus Christ died on a cross as a sacrifice for human sin. There is abundant pardon from God based on this sacrifice.
As an encouragement to seek forgiveness for your sins, click here and listen to a message called, “Forgiveness and Salvation.”