Background: Many people believe that God only cares about the big sins, and that small sins are insignificant and therefore go unnoticed. However, this belief is not rooted in Biblical truth and can lead to a dangerous disregard for sin.
God is holy and just: Scripture teaches us that God is perfect and cannot tolerate sin. He is the holy standard that we must strive to meet. Therefore, no sin, big or small, goes unnoticed by Him.
The danger of small sins: Small sins may seem insignificant, but they can quickly lead to bigger sins if left unchecked. For example, an unkind word may lead to bitterness and resentment, or a small lie may lead to a life of deceit and dishonesty. We must confront all sin and strive to live a holy and pure life.
God's grace and mercy: While God does not overlook any sin, no matter how small, He is also a God of grace and mercy. Through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, we can receive forgiveness for all our sins, big and small. By confessing our sins to Him and turning away from them, we can experience the freedom and joy of living a life that pleases Him.
In conclusion, let us remember that God cares about all sins and desires us to obey Him. We must not overlook the small sins in our lives and instead seek to please Him in all things. And when we sin, let us turn to His grace and mercy, knowing He is faithful to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word is not in us.” (NIV)