One Sin is Enough to Separate You From God. – James 2

How good is good enough?

James tells us that if we break even one command, the consequence is the same as breaking all the commands!

“For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws.” James 2:10

If you have a cup of water and I put one drop of poison in it, will you want to drink it? No! Sin is like poison it infects our whole lives. Even the best people are still guilty before God and separated from him by their sin.

God can not allow any sin to enter his holy presence.

This is why Jesus had to die. He was the only one who lived without breaking even one command! When he died he sacrificed himself in our place.

“One sin can separate us from God and only one sacrifice can save us.” Tweet This

You can not be good enough, but Jesus was good enough for you! He died so that you and I can be united with God and forgiven. Will you trust him with your life and choose to follow him?

Answer this question in the comments section… Why is it so hard for people to believe that we can’t be good enough to be saved?

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From my reading in James 2 in the One Year Bible New Testament.


About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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