IS ASSUMPTION A SIN?

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What is assumption?

According to the dictionary, assumption is a thing that is accepted as true or certain to happen, without proof. In other words, it is assuming something you are not sure or accurate about without having any evidence. A number of people in this dispensation have fallen short of this very sin. Many have assumed and concluded a matter without finding out the facts. They base their decisions on the things they observe from an individual in question. However a lot of marriages, relationships, friendships, business etc have hit the rock because of Assumption! The truth is before you conclude on a matter, first find out why the person is acting that way. Furthermore in some instances a wife has assumed that the husband is having an affair on the grounds that he came home late from work and did not eat the food that was served!!! Beloved, many wonderful relationships have tone apart as a result of
suspiciousness.

Besides others have even gone to the extent of saying things that do not exist. For instance if A and B are in a relationship and the neighbour sees them coming out from the same house they start assuming that the person has just finished having sex when in true essence there was nothing of such. We see in the Bible that Judah committed the sin of assumption by calling the woman, a prostitute because of the veil she put on (Genesis 38:15). Applying this to our day to day life, it is better not to believe what you do not have full proof of . Beloved develop an attitude of asking for clarity of anything you do not understand in order not to sin.

Notwithstanding in situation where you greet someone and you do not get response does not mean the person ignored you or has any grudge/anger against you. Never jump into conclusion over such. Most times people are absent minded e.g. they are lost in thought (their mind is far away) etc. What you need to understand is that people are battling with different challenges in this world, therefore when you see such, try not to read meaning. Moreover this same problem happened in the bible! In the story of Abraham, he assumed that the people will slay him because of his wife’s beauty (Genesis 20:11). Dearest it is normal for things like this to happen but do not put yourself in the sin of assumption. On the other hand in the journey of life, when terrible things occur in one’s life, do not conclude by saying maybe it is the sin he/she committed in the past that has caused that to happen. It is paramount to watch what comes out of your thought and your mouth (Matthew 12:34-37; Proverbs 4:23).

Dear friends, if you have been committing this sin of assumption I will encourage you to put an end to it. Never at any point in time involve yourself in such act. The Bible condemns it! A good example of such can be seen in the book of Acts 2:7-17 when the disciples were baptized in the Holy Spirit (day of Pentecost). The people who saw them speaking in tongues assumed they were drunk.

Further scriptures to ponder:

“And all the people shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously again.” (Deutronomy 17:13).

” And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.” (Acts 28:4).

I pray that the Lord will remove any stubborn yoke of presumptuous sin from your life and replace it with the mind which is in Christ Jesus. May the Lord help us all in this end time to make it to Heaven in Jesus’Name, AMEN.

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

SOURCEViolet Chipo
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