Adam and Eve were to put their trust in God and obey what He commanded. Adam knew that he was not suppose to eat from the tree of good and evil but he still ate the fruit with his wife. There are many times in our life when we disobey God’s Word whether it is by commission or omission. Commission- the act of committing  or giving in charge. When we disobey God’s Word knowingly we are placing authority in the hands of our old nature. Omission- An agreement between to parties: Failure to do what we have agreed on. Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?' Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'

The Sin of Omission

It isn't the thing you do dear,
It's the thing you leave undone
That gives you a bit of a heartache
At setting of the sun.

The tender word forgotten,
The letter you did not write,
The flowers you did not send, dear,
Are your haunting ghosts at night.

The stone you might have lifted
Out of a brother's way;
The bit of heart some counsel
You were hurried too much to say;

The loving touch of the hand, dear,
The gentle, winning tone
Which you had no time nor thought for
With troubles of your own.

Those little acts of kindness
So easily out of mind,
Those chances to be angels
Which we poor mortals find-

They come in night and silence,
Each sad, reproachful wraith,
When hope is faint and flagging,
And a chill has fallen on faith.

For life is all too short, dear,
And sorrow is all too great,
To suffer our slow compassion
That tarries until too late;

And it isn't the thing you do, dear,
It's the thing you leave undone
Which gives you heartache
At the setting of the sun.

Next stop - North Killingsworth


Scripture references

  1. 1.Matthew 25:44-45

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