Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour. -Proverbs 14:9, KJV
Fools mock at the guilt offering, but the upright enjoy acceptance. –Proverbs 14:9, ESV
In a previous entry, Michael discussed the dangers of hanging around with and even engaging others who refuse to believe in God.
One of those reasons is addressed in this verse.
Most people in this world will find it foolish to make atonement for sin, if there even is such a thing! The reasons vary:
- As stated, there may not be sin. This categorically denied by most people, as they decry injustice, otherwise known as sin.
- Good outweighs the bad in our lives. However, we can return to the analogy of being before a judge who convicts you on the crime, not your character.
- Would a good God really condemn people? If he is really loving he would just forgive. Well …
“Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” Hebrews 9:22 ESV
God is good, but He is also just. His justice demanded atonement, and that atonement was achieved fully in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Those who find this truth and believe it will find the imputed favor of God, the acceptance of Jesus.
Don’t mock sin. Mock sin, and you mock Christ’s sacrifice.You are guilty of that sin and in need of That Sacrifice.