Sn is a contamination, a mutation, a deletion — to be less than perfect.
There are two critical responses for Christians when things go wrong:
- Out right sin. Take things into your own hands and choose a contrary resolution to hopeful relieve pain or discomfort.
- Charge God foolishly, as though you are wiser, more knowledgeable, and loving than him; leaving the position of a created thing and sitting yourself on the throne as a god. (“If I were God I’d do it this way. So…)
THE FIRST is sinful, disobedient actions. THE SECOND is sinful, disrespectful thoughts, ideas, and words, which will lead to actions.
The book of Job is all about how men react to God in this FALLEN, broken world that is full of trials, heart ache, and difficulties. (The idea of any “paradise on earth” is a lie. When we believe this lie, the Devil directs our path to find it among this worlds fleeting pleasures.
Watch Job stay close to God while his world collapses!)
When you are told that any action which relieves real or perceived pain is THE RIGHT action (even if it is contrary to scripture), you are being led away from God–proceed at your own peril. According to the modern co-dependency camp, any action which brings immediate “peace” is good, no matter who else is offended by it.
In this case the offended one would have been God, had Job sinned with his actions, thoughts, or words. If he were alive today and visited the average counselor, they would have encouraged him (as his wife did) to “curse God”, “get if off your chest.”