The easiest way to miss God’s target is to look in the wrong direction. The Greek word for sin is hamartía (ἁμαρτία) which means to miss the mark. Sin is missing God’s mark in holiness, righteousness and wisdom. Iniquity means turning away from the revealed will of God (the light of God). Once you turn away from the light, missing the mark is inevitable. So, one can conclude that iniquity is the beginning of every sin. The word of God is the revealed will of God. The easiest way to live above sin is to align your will with the word of God. Psalm 119:11 states “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.’’ If you saturate your heart with the word of God, you will carry so much light that darkness can never penetrate. This is why the divine prescription for comprehensive success is as found in Joshua 1:8: “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Notice the phrase “good success” in this scripture. It is not every success that is good for you. Many actually succeed to fail. True success is keeping timely appointment with divine schedules for your life. It means being right at the center of God’s purpose for your destiny and fulfilling it. I pray that you will fulfill God’s purpose for your destiny in Jesus’ name and may you never miss God’s mark in holiness, righteousness and wisdom.
The good news is that God is so loving, He forgives iniquity and transgression. Every repentant sinner is qualified for the mercies of God. No matter how far away one has strayed, God’s outstretched hands are wide enough to welcome anyone back. Here is what He says to His children in Hosea 14:1-4 (TLB): “O Israel, return to the Lord, your God, for you have been crushed by your sins. Bring your petition. Come to the Lord and say, “O Lord, take away our sins; be gracious to us and receive us, and we will offer you the sacrifice of praise. Assyria cannot save us, nor can our strength in battle; never again will we call the idols we have made ‘our gods’; for in you alone, O Lord, the fatherless find mercy.Then I will cure you of idolatry and faithlessness, and my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be forever gone!” AMEN.