1. Israel to suffer double.
A. All that God does is righteous. Righteousness is part of His nature.
Psalm 119:137
B. All that God does may not be understood by man.
Isaiah 55:8-9, Rom. 11:33, Isaiah 48:6
C. God desires to teach His children.

2. Degrees of sin. (All sin is against God.)
A. The wages of (one) sin is death. Rom. 6:23
– Only one solution. 1 John 1:7
B. Some sins are counted heavier than others.
– Some counted very serious. Gen. 18:20, Ex. 32:21, 30-31
– Some not as serious.Immediate death not required.
1 John 5:16
– Sins of ignorance. Lev. 4:2
– Sins of omission. Lev. 5:1, James 4:17

3. Degrees of punishment. Rev. 20:12-13
A. The individual situation is considered. Luke 12:48
B. The crime is considered. (Trespasses and sins)

TRESPASS = #3900 paraptoma
1.) to fall beside or near something
2.) a lapse or deviation from truth and uprightness

SIN = #266 hamartia
1a.) to be without a share in
1b.) to miss the mark (of God’s Law & Standard)
1c.) to err, be mistaken
1d.) to miss or wander from the path of uprightness and honor,
to do or go wrong


1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us,
and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins.

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