“Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 4: 17
I have heard this story in some form or fashion and it is amusing but makes a good point.
A Sunday school teacher asked her class if anyone knew what the sin of commission was?
One girl answered…”THAT IS WHEN YOU DO WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO.”
She told her that is right...then she asked
Did anyone know what the sin of omission was?
And leave it to a young boy (probably little brat named Bobby) who answered: THOSE ARE THE SINS THAT YOU WANT TO DO BUT HAVE NOT GOTTEN AROUND TO THEM YET.
While that is amusing, he did not have that quite right. The sin of omission is not doing what you should do. One way we do this is when we don’t respond to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to share the gospel. Most Christians know more than enough to go out and share their faith. They are afraid to try is a popular excuse. Jesus’ command in Matthew 28: 19-20 is referred to as the Great Commission. Unfortunately for most of us, it has only been the Great Suggestion or much worse, the Great Omission.
Jesus addresses EVERYONE with the Great Commission. He is not just talking to the “skilled professionals.” EVERYONE …...no one is exempt. These are our marching orders from God. It can be daunting and intimidating. However, Jesus has called us to do it……….
HIS CALLING IS ALSO HIS ENABLING
“In life, we learn and then we teach. This includes learning and teaching about Jesus, the most important lesson of all.”