Doing Wrong When You Know What Is Right by Ken Trivette

Doing Wrong When You Know What Is Right
Ken Trivette
Hebrews 10: 26-31

1. You can classify all sin into one of 2 categories. There are the sins of commission. This is sin committed by doing what God condemns. Then there are the sins of Omission. This is sin committed by failing to do what God commands.

2. A Sunday School teacher had been teaching her little pupils about the sins of commission and omission. She asked done little boy to define them for her. His answer: ''The sins of commission are the sins you shouldn't have committed and the sins of omission are the are the sins you should have committed.

3. You could also classify sin into two other categories. There are the sins that are ignorantly committed. Under the law God provided a sacrifice for sins committed that were done ignorantly. There are also the sins that are intentionally committed. In this case one knows what is right but they go ahead and do what it wrong.

4. It is this second category that the writer of Hebrews now draws our attention. It is very clear that he is speaking to the believer for he says ''we'' in verse 26. The writer is speaking of the believer doing wrong when he knows what is right. Let's notice the text.


1. The writer says in verse 26 ''For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.''

2. The sin that is described is a willful sin. It is sin deliberately committed. Notice 3 features of this deliberate sin described by the writer.


1. It is a sin committed ''after we have received the knowledge of the truth.'' The word ''knowledge'' used speaks of a full knowledge. It speaks of someone fully informed. This person knows what is right and what is wrong.

2. Robert Gromacki describes the word as a ''full understanding of the nature of the sin and its consequences.''

3. This is a sin committed by someone that knew the tru ...

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