Despite being a three letter word, sin is incredibly complex, with many facets that work together to present a complete picture-and help us understand why it is so serious. Let’s explore one aspect of sin together.
One aspect of sin is missing the mark of God’s standards set for humanity. At first blush, missing the mark sounds like it could be referring to a simple mistake or an unintentional error. But missing the mark actually refers to falling short of God’s glory through conscious choosing of sin.
So, is it appropriate to refer to sin as a failure on our part to live according to God’s standards? Sure, but here’s the thing: we have to recognize that this failure is intentional. We miss the mark when we deliberately choose to cast aside God’s intention for us.