The gossiper says, “Well, at least I don’t lie.”

The liar says, “Well, at least I don’t steal.”

The thief says, “Well, at least I don’t kill.”

The murder says, “Well, at least I’m not gay.”

The homosexual says, “Well, at least I am not a cheater.”

The adulterer says, “Well, at least I don’t molest children.”

We often try to justify our own sins by pointing out the sins of others. But truth be told, sin is sin. And there is no sin that is greater or lesser than the other. For James 2:10-11 says:

“The person who keeps all of the laws except one is just as guilty as someone who has broken all of God’s laws. For the same God who said, “You must not commit adultery,” also said, “You must not murder.” So if you murder someone but do not commit adultery, you have still broken the law.”

Neither the gossiper, not the liar, nor the thief, nor the murder, nor the homosexual, nor the adulterer, nor the pedophile, nor anyone else who makes a practice out of sin will inherit the Kingdom of God. The word of God says that all who practice evil will have their place in the eternal Lake of Fire, unless they repent, or turn away from their sins, and accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

Just because we see someone else who we perceive is in a worse off state of being than we are does not mean that our behavior is somehow excused. The reason why we should never compare our lives to that of others is because other people are imperfect just like us. Therefore, other people will not be the means by which we will be judged. We will be judged by the standard of holiness and perfection, which is found in the Law. And against it we stand no chance.

Jesus, the only one who has kept the entire Law, is the only one who can provide justification for our sins. And that justification is found only in His blood. In Him alone are we justified, or made right in the eyes of God.

Romans 5:9
“Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.”

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