James 4:17 – Sins of Omission

James 4:17
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

-Sins of omission; just when we think our hands are full enough with abstaining from the things we shouldn’t be doing, James comes along and reminds us that it is also sin if we fail to do the things we should be doing.  So the million dollar question becomes, “what should we be doing?”  Luke 10:27 is a good place to start: “love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”  How about Mark 16:15?  “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”  The Bible makes it perfectly clear what we should not be doing, but it makes it just as clear what need to be doing.


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