14 Explanations of Sin According to the Bible by Robert G. Lee
(1) Sin is transgression of the law-lawlessness.
1 John 3:4, “Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.”
(2) Sin is a grievous malady, contaminating the whole man’s being.
Isaiah 1:4-5, “Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.”
Isaiah 59:2, “but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.”
Proverbs 5:22, “The iniquities of the wicked ensnare him, and he is held fast in the cords of his sin.”
Nehemiah 9:37, “And its rich yield goes to the kings whom you have set over us because of our sins. They rule over our bodies and over our livestock as they please, and we are in great distress.”
(6) Sin is a disturber of rest, which causes disorder and anxiety.
Psalm 38:3, “There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.”
Jeremiah 5:25, “Your iniquities have turned these away, and your sins have kept good from you.”
Micah 6:13, “Therefore I strike you with a grievous blow, making you desolate because of your sins.”
Proverbs 13:6, “Righteousness guards him whose way is blameless, but sin overthrows the wicked.”
Jeremiah 17:1, “The sin of Judah is written with a pen of iron; with a point of diamond it is engraved on the tablet of their heart, and on the horns of their altars.”
(11) Sin is a betraying presence, which “will out” no matter what pains are taken to hide it.
Ezekiel 21:24, “Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you have made your guilt to be remembered, in that your transgressions are uncovered, so that in all your deeds your sins appear—because you have come to remembrance, you shall be taken in hand.”
(12) Sin is a sure detective, which turns upon the sinner and finds him out.
Numbers 32:23, “But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out.”
(13) Sin is an accusing witness, which points its condemning finger at the prisoner in the bondage of sin.
Isaiah 59:12, “For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities.”
Isaiah 30:1, “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, ‘who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin.'”