Five common sins ignored today – Wake up before it is too late: Sin is the transgression of the law – 1 John 3:4. Nobody is immune of sin. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God – Romans 3:23. The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ – Romans 6:23. From these verses, it is definite that we deserve death as the price for our sin, but we have an opportunity to accept the gift of God (eternal life) and live. It does not matter whatever it might be, sin is sin and we should learn to watch unto prayer so that we may not fall into temptations. With this is mind, here is a list of five common sins that we have chosen to ignore. This are not the only sins per say, whatever sin you are committing take it to the Lord in prayer and you shall overcome.
NO 1: Gluttony
Many people are always in the want for more than is necessary. In the end, want outweighs need and since need is never enough, addiction overshadows the beauty of life. Most people understand gluttony as an association with food, eating too much of it. Despite the biblical description of gluttony as sin, out of fear most Christian’s will not stand up against it. Gluttony does not always have to be about food, it can also be about clothes, movies, sports, and the Internet. We do these at the expense of prayer and Bible study. Gluttony will often give rise to idolatry.
NO 2: Dishonoring Parents
You might think of it lightly, but this is an issue of intense interest. Several times, I have heard people frequently ill-talk about their parents behind their backs whether they are alive or dead. Even worse, some go to the extent of showing disrespect to them head on. There are children that kill their parents, steal from them, rape them, abuse them and even spark war on them. Remember we should obey our parents in the Lord. Once again, I have done it, but I stopped. I repented of this. Some think if you are an adult then you can chose whatever suits you. You dishonor your parents in the way you talk to them, talk about them and treat them. This commandment is so important to God that He placed it first in the six commandments that are horizontal line of human-to-human interaction. This is the only commandment that promises a longer life if obeyed but a shorter life if not. You might have seen a number of children who disobey their parents live a short life. This is a confirmation that the word of God is true. This is not simply an Old Testament law, as Paul reiterated it in Ephesians 6:2-3, writing, “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” In fact, in his text Paul directly quoted Deuteronomy 5:16.
NO 3: Covetousness
In the list of the Ten Commandments this is the invincible sin, you cannot see it. When we covet, we simply express dissatisfaction in what God has given us. Do not get me wrong. I am not saying that we should not desire having good things. We should be content with what we have. It is easy to covet your neighbor’s spouse, brand new car, house, job, status or their position in life. This is evil. Coveting is the one sin that Paul apparently had trouble with, as he wrote, “Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin. For I would not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, ‘You shall not covet’ But sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of covetousness. For apart from the law, sin lies dead” (Rom. 7:7-8). Strive to be content of whatever you have.
NO 4: Stealing
Many professed Christians will tell you they do not steal. We might not be robbing money or goods. Does it mean we are not stealing? Employees leave work early and request their workmates to check them out. Sometime they request to be checked in so that the boss will not catch up with them. Such and other practices are theft. Employers pay us to work. Spending time to engage in useless activities is theft. Imagine somebody gives you time to use in improving your life then you just sleep all along, you don’t want to work. Is that not theft? “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need” (Eph. 4:28). Paul rebuked the church at Rome by asking, “While you preach against stealing, do you steal” (Rom. 2:21)?
NO 5: Gossiping
This is familiar term. Of the six things the Lord hates as recorded in the book of Proverbs 6:16, “There are six things that the Lord hates [and] seven that are an abomination to him” is “one who sows discord among brothers” (Prov. 6:19). This is destructive to the unity that God wants to create in the church. Gossip was such a tragedy in the church in Corinth. Here is what Paul wrote to them. “be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment” (1 Cor. 1:10) because “a gossiper separates close friends” (Prov. 16:28b).
There are many more sins commonly assumed and you can add your say by leaving a comment below.