Mark 2:9 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Rise, take up your bed and walk'?
Been having a few of these discussions with people
most people seem to think these 2 things are equally difficult, or maybe the sin-forgiving thing is just a bit harder...
Let me ask it in another way:
If I was a carpenter.... and I decided to build my house, I'd do 2 things:
first, I'd build a house (i.e. a building) with my own hands
then, I'd build a household (i.e. a family), with my own being
If then a storm arose within both house and household,
the house building would be in pieces and the wood and brick scattered all round
and the household would be in pieces from the mistrust, dissension, anger, envy, etc...
If then I were to fix both,
for the house, I'd simply get more material, or use what is existing and rebuild,
it would take some time and have some cost
For the household.... a lifetime, my entire bank account, all my faculties, my blood sweat and tears may not be enough
The price of reconciliation is my entire being..
the cost is infinite
Which then is harder?
One comes with a snap of the Finger of God
The other, with the Blood of God