Lack of Bible Reading

Overcoming Sin through Christ

A Comprehensive List of Sins

(Alphabetically Arranged)

Richard Hollerman

The plan of this study is simple.  We will look at a large number of sins, one by one, alphabetically.  We will define the sin, describe it, and comment on it, along with noticing Scripture references on the particular entry.  Some illustrations will be offered along with the description.

Lack of Bible Reading

Lack of Bible reading

We know that people were dreadfully and tragically limited in reading the Bible a thousand years ago since nearly all people in Europe could not read and the only Bibles that existed were confined to churches.  Additionally, they were generally written in Latin, the ecclesiastical language of Catholicism, and few could read Latin.  Thanks to God, today is far different.

Bibles are available for a few dollars in a Dollar store and also available in dozens of different translations and editions in the local Christian Book store or even the book store chains.  Bibles are even available in many countries of the world, except perhaps certain restricted Islamic countries or North Korea and China.  Since the Bible is available so freely, it would be sinful not to read it.  As James put it, “to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin” (4:17).

Reading Scripture is so very important that we simply must eagerly read the Word regularly and as much as possible!  Through the Scriptures, we learn the gospel: “Faith comes from hearing [or reading], and hearing by the word of Christ” (Romans 10:17).  Through the Scriptures, we learn the truth of God: “Now these [Bereans] were more noble minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).  Through the Scriptures we are spiritually nourished: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4).

Through the Bible we are led to salvation: “From childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).  Through the Scriptures, we learn how to live for the Lord: “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  Through the Word we are able to keep from sinning: “Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).

Clearly, we would be lost in sin were it not for the truth of God and His will that is conveyed to us through His divine Word.  We must read that Word, study that Word, meditate on that Word, memorize that Word, ponder and pray over that Word, teach that Word to our families, and use that Word to reach the lost with the saving message of Jesus Christ.  Quite plainly, if one avoids or minimizes the Word of God, he commits a grievous sin!

 

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