When you hear the word “sin” you may think of murder, theft, or being unfaithful to a spouse. But the word translated “sin” in the Bible is the ancient Greek word “hamartia” which is an archery term meaning “to miss the mark.” It just means to miss God’s perfect target for your life. There are three different categories of sin mentioned in the Bible, too. First, “sins of commission” are things we do outside of God will. Second, “sins of attitude” involve having ungodly thoughts and emotions, even if you are doing the right things. And finally, “sin of omission” means not doing the things you know you should be doing. In the book of James in the Bible this category of sin is described this way, “So, whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” (James 4:17)
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