The Apostle James saw that sin was sin, no matter how big or how
small the sins were. In James 4:7-8 he said:
"Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will
flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will come near to
Wash your hands you sinners, and purify your hearts."
So what about lying? Even if people think it's only a "white
lie", it's a sin! In fact in God's eyes, a little lie is
as bad as if you had killed someone. Stealing a small
slice of a cake ruins it and upsets the person who baked it for
the party. If you say, "I did my homework!" with your
fingers crossed behind your back, that is a lie and it's a sin.
You say, "Surely our little sins don't worry God!
Wrong! There are no "little sins" because saying or doing
anything that is wrong is a sin. God cannot stand sin,
and the Bible says that the wages of sin is death (eternal
separation from God). We cannot commit a few "little
sins" since the only way we can please God is be holy in all we
do and say.
In Ephesians 2:1-2, the Bible says:
"As for you, you were dead in your wrongdoings and sins,
in which you used to live when you followed the ways of
Your faith in Jesus must make a difference to your way of life.
Otherwise you are dead in your sins and you don't have a
living faith in our Lord!
Check your life today and make sure you have confessed all your
sins to Jesus, and asked for His forgiveness, and for Him to clean
all the sin out of your heart.