Missing the Mark

Hamartia, a Greek word for sin, is missing the mark. Using a basketball analogy, missing the mark is attempting to make the shot, but missing it-similar to an 88 percent free throw shooter who doesn’tmiss 12 of every 100 on purpose.

Missing the mark describes one aspect of how every one of us sins. Using this term for sin, the Apostle Paul said, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). That is why we need God’s grace. Paul continued, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Left on our own, we cannot right our every wrong. Our falling short earns us separation from a holy God. God’s grace in Jesus Christ filled in our sin-gap. In a sense, Jesus rebounds our misses and scores for the kingdom. Have you received God’s gift of eternal life in Christ?

For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool’s Sin and the Restorer’s Grace

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