Lately I heard a sharing from a friend that I got me most shocked , he claimed that a person that sins much is a animal and can be considered to be devil. His comments naturally caught my attention.

Before i start my sharing, I understand that to sin is equivalent to falling short of the requirements of God. I feel personally that in my life on earth, I often fall short of the God’s requirement for me. 

God has already revealed his standard of righteousness by given Moses his Law

“Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin” Paul – (Rom 3:20) 

and because of that Isaiah once said

“But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.” – Isaiah (Is 64:6)

It is precisely because of our weakness thats why now Jesus had to die for our sins, and open to us a way for us to obtain mercy from God

That is why Paul continues in Romans

“ for all have sinned and fall short 
   of the glory of God, 
   being justified freely by His grace 
   through the redemption that is in
   Christ Jesus, 
   whom God set forth as a propitiation 
   by His blood, through faith, to
   demonstrate His righteousness, 
   because in His forbearance God had 
   passed over the sins that were
   previously committed, 
  to demonstrate at the present time
   His righteousness, that He might be
   just and the justifier of the one who
   has faith in Jesus.” – Paul (Rom 3:23-26)

Therefore, to whoever that has a broken and contrite heart to repent, the blood of Jesus continues to wash away our sins and justify us before God. This is a grace that Jesus has given to everyone who believes in him.

We try our best to keep Gods law, but if we were to sin in our moment of weakness, we are free to go to God to obtain mercy.  Just like what the Author of Hebrews says

“For we do not have a High Priest who 
  cannot sympathize with our weaknesses,
  but was in all points tempted as we are,
  yet without sin. 
  Let us therefore come boldly to the throne 
  of grace, that we may obtain mercy and
  find grace to help in time of need.” Author of Hebrews (Heb 4:15-16) 

If my friends comments about sinners being animals is true, I just want to say that  indeed Christ had died for animals like me. I would choose to remain to be an animal to receive the grace of God.

But Before i pen off, I just want to write two more verses as caution who thinks that because of the grace of God is freely given, that means we can be free to sin anytime.

“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” – Paul (Rom 6:1-4)  

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries” – Author of Hebrews (Heb 10:26-26)

PS: In case if you are all wondering what’s my view of the notion “ People who commits a lot of sin, must be an animal and a devil” My answer is.. IF IT IS TRUE, WE ARE ALL ANIMALS BUT WE ARE DEFINATELY NOT A DEVIL.

Finally I would like to dedicate the song “The animal song” to my friend who made that proclamation, it was a song that accompany me through countless programming assignments when i am in school. 

Title: The Animal Song
Artist : Savage Garden

When superstars and cannonballs are running through your head
the television freak show cops and robbers everywhere
Subway makes me nervous, people pushing me too far
I’ve got to break away
So take my hand now

(Chorus)
Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
the wind in my hair and the sand at my feet

I’ve been having difficulties keeping to myself
Feelings and emotions better left up on the shelf
Animals and children tell the truth, they never lie
Which one is more human
There’s a thought, now you decide

Compassion in the jungle
Compassion in your hands
Would you like to make a run for it
Would you like to take my hand

(Repeat Chorus)

Sometimes this life can get you down
It’s so confusing
There’s so many rules to follow
And I feel it
‘Cause I just run away in my mind

When Superstars and cannonballs are running through your head
Television freak show cops and robbers everywhere
Animals and children tell the truth, they never lie
Which one is more human
There’s a thought, now you decide

Compassion in the jungle
Compassion in your hands
Would you like to make a run for it
Would you like to take my hand

(Repeat Chorus)

Cause I want to live like animals
Careless and free like animals
I want to live
I want to run through the jungle
With the wind in my hair!

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