And the people came to the House of GOD, and abode there till even before GOD, and lifted up their voices, and wept sore; And said, O LORD GOD of Israel, why is this come to pass in Israel, that there should be to day one tribe lacking in Israel? And it came to pass on the morrow, that the people rose early, and built there an altar, and offered burnt offerings and peace offerings.
And the children of Israel departed thence at that time, every man to his tribe and to his family, and they went out from thence every man to his inheritance. In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes. (Jdg 21:2-4, 24-25)
Our sIn problem means that without the life changing new birth by the Spirit of GOD when we repent, acknowledging our sIn, and trust in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, we are spiritually dead. Those who are not in Christ, cannot follow the ways of GOD, nor can they understand them, for they are spiritually discerned. Those of us who are regenerated by the grace and mercy of our Lord and Saviour, and have received by faith His free gift of Salvation, have His righteousness, and are resurrected into a brand new life of sanctification and works meet for repentance which glorify Him as He works in us to do His will.
His Church, unlike the people of Israel in those days, have the Spirit of GOD within us to empower us, to guide us into all Truth through His Word, and to lead us in the paths of righteousness for His Name's sake as we serve Him. He calls us to minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides, as His ambassadors, with the Word of comfort, peace, and reconciliation. He commands us to love one another as He loves us, and to disciple one another in the Word and through the Spirit that we may be conformed to the image of His dear Son. He has commissioned us as His witnesses to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to this lost and dying world, and as we go, share the Good News with all we encounter that they might repent and believe in Him and have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD, forgiveness from GOD, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.