What Size Are Your Sins?

What Size Are Your Sins? Don't fool yourself. Confess and Receive Forgiveness.
At 63, I'm 20 pounds heavier than I was at 18, but I wear the same size clothing. 

You see, over the last several decades, manufacturers have gradually increased size measurements, meaning a size 10 in 1960 is now size 2 or 4. 

It's called "vanity sizing," and it's another sign of our human problem: 
we'd rather fool ourselves than face our sins. 
  • When we're judgmental, we say we're discerning.
  • When we forget responsibilities, we say we're busy. 
  • When we lose our temper, we say we're stressed. 
Sounds better than "proud," "irresponsible," or "selfish."

We're size 14 sinners squeezing into size 0 excuses, deceiving ourselves instead of fully experiencing God's wonderful forgiveness. 

"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:8-9 

Now that's a one-size-fits-all promise! 
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What Size Are Your Sins? Don't fool yourself. Confess and Receive Forgiveness.


4 comments:

  1. I'm laughing at this post because of your openness and words (It's called "vanity sizing," and it's another sign of our human problem: we'd rather fool ourselves than face our sins.).

    So true!

    Bless you, Gail

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  2. I was feeling guilty for smiling through this post until I read Christine's comment above ;-) and realized I was smiling because this is all too true!! You made this so clear.

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  3. I was wondering how as a 5'4" 132 pound woman I am wearing a size 6 pants. Thanks for the explanation! lol I love how you took this fact and wove it into a wonderful bible study.

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