Trans World Airlines constructed what was intended to be an electrically perfect room. It was an 8ft x 10ft room built at Fairfax Airport in Kansas City, in which mechanics could work entirely sealed off from all electrical distractions.
Very special construction techniques were employed, but when it was completed, an ohmmeter reading revealed there was a small amount of conduction somewhere in that room. After many hours of searching, testing and measuring with all kinds of detectors and gauges, the trouble was found.
The culprit was LEAD PENCIL MARKS placed on the timber by the carpenters when they measured the wood before sawing.
The GRAPHITE in the pencil lead was only a VERY TINY THING but it was responsible for the problem.
There is no such thing as a “little” sin in God’s eyes. The things we tend to brush off as “little” still mar our fellowship because SIN IS SIN and sin DOES separate us from God.
If I regard iniquity in my heart,
the Lord will not hear.
Those who value their relationship with their Father God know
that just the TINIEST thing can mar the CLOSENESS of their fellowship.
No, God doesn’t love us any less.
He doesn’t withdraw His blessings from us,
but SIN SEPARATES
and the CLOSENESS is broken until we confess and repent.
Unconfessed sin – a critical thought, a harboured grudge, doubt, fear, anger, impatience, an unloving gesture, harsh words, failure to show compassion etc may be the “pencil mark” which interferes with our contact with God and our fellowship with one another.
The blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son,
cleanses us from all sin [1 John 1:7]
and not only cleanses us but completely removes the sin
“as far as the east is from the west” [Psalm 103:12]
To have the closest fellowship with our Lord
we need to keep short accounts with God.
Thoughts from Mr Anon:
** A HOLY GOD can require of man NOTHING LESS than HOLINESS.
** SIN cannot be REDUCED to MANAGEABLE proportions.
** SIN always RUINS where it REIGNS
** EVERY sin is a vote for the devil.