Brent McKinney, A Few Thoughts On Jeremiah:
I think absolutes exist. In other words, if we “miss the mark,” there’s an implication that there’s a mark to hit. A truth that is “right” and to wander away from that is, by implication, “wrong.”
I think like the “1d1” definition regarding sin, that there’s a “way” to go and to deviate from that–wander away– is somehow tied to your identity as a human being. That we “miss” or “lose” our very selves. My guess is that we’re created in the image of God Himself, and to wander away from that…or get lost…is actually a denial of who we are and what we’re about.
I think that most followers of God have no idea who they are and what they’re about.
I think that most followers of God, if they knew who they are and what they’re about (and, in order to get that we would have to know God and what He’s about) would take sin a great deal more seriously than we do.
As usual, when Brent’s thinking deep thoughts, the entire thing is really good.