Tuesday, July 21, 2009

It's all Greek to Me

I am thankful the Lord does not treat us as we deserve.

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. Psalm 103:10

I have always associated sin and iniquity as synonymous. According to Vine’s Concise Dictionary of the Bible:

The Greek word for sin when used as a noun is ‘awen – (iniquity, vanity, sorrow.) ‘Awen’ may be a general term for a crime or offense or falsehood.

The Greek word for iniquity when used as a noun is ‘awon’ – (iniquity, guilt, punishment.) The word signifies an offense, intentional or not against God’s law

A person could construe that our pride, arrogance, conceit and ego are sins we carry rather than carry out. We all have the capability to act upon our sinful nature.

Iniquity also means sin but encompasses actions beyond the sin. Iniquity is an act of intentional offense. In other words we know we’re sinning and we do it anyway. I don’t know about you but I have to ask God for forgiveness in this area more often than the other.

Now stay with me here as I learn to discern. Psalm 103: 10 is comforting and motivating to me. It reaffirms the love our God has for us.

Thank you for reading my novice efforts to be a teacher and a writer. Lord willing He will take over and make my words appealing and productive.

Until then, Lord willin’


  1. Great post and it makes me feel so good to read your blog. Thank you. I posted it at my writers blog, so check it out. You are an inspiration.


  2. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Wow, your blog title reminds me of Pepa! I can tell y'all were related! I look forward to keeping up with you. Have you published any children's books?

  3. Hi Heather,
    your blog is a lot of fun. I do not have any books published yet but I am learning all about the industry. What an eye opener.

    Uncle Harley was my favorite and beloved uncle and I have many, many stories about him. Let me say one. When I was about 9 he answered my letter. I was so impressed that he took time to write to me. He was in Japan at the time and he sent me this beautiful Japanese doll. I will never forget that.

    Stay tuned.