But Moses and Aaron fell facedown and cried out, “O God, God of the spirits of all mankind, will you be angry with the entire assembly when only one man sins?” – Numbers 16:22 (NIV)

This story has a message for all of us: sin is not an isolated event. Today people may say, “This doesn’t affect anyone else. What’s the big deal?” According the Scripture, sin affects everyone around you. God sees sin in community terms. We are the casualties and carriers of the sin of Adam and all who came after him. But God did not leave us in that state. That’s why He sent His Son, Jesus Christ. The cross of Christ is where God stopped the ongoing ripple effect of sin in our lives. Jesus took the anger of God upon Himself so that our sin and the sins of those around us can be forgiven and redeemed.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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