In Judaism we take on the issue of sin once a year at Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.
We break away from the busyness of life and take a hard look at our transgressions and mistakes which we’ve committed throughout the year.
We fast and go to synagogue and repent of our sins and do acts of charity.
We do this because we believe God keeps a Book of Life, and we hope that our names will be entered into it for another “good year.”
And when it’s over, we resume our lives again.
And head out to our favorite restaurant for some good food.
Not so fast.
Isn’t it time we stopped and really thought about this?
Traditional Judaism tells us we are born with two inclinations – an evil and a good one, and our job is to choose the good over the evil.
How are you doing with that?
If you’re like me, you lose that battle every day.
And I’m just one person. Multiply these tendencies by all the people in the world and we witness the atrocities that afflict the human race every day.
The fact is despite our best intentions we choose evil over good all the time. We are inclined to it, like a moth to a flame.
“The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?” - Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV
Scripture states that sin is like a cancer that infects the entire human race.
It’s lethal, so the cure had to be radical, too.
That’s why God intervened.
Y’shua came to earth and died on the cross to be our “ kippur” covering for our sins, so we could be forgiven and have eternal life.
“And being found in appearance as a man,
He (Y’shua) humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.”
- Philippians 2:8 NKJV
So this Day of Atonement be a radical thinker!
Bring your sins to Y’shua, confess them to him, and let him be your atonement now and forever.
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