Being as Monday and Tuesday's posts were on the subject of sin, I figured it would be good to maintain that theme for the time being. Not for the sake of being dour, but for the sake of loving the gospel more. "For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God" (2 Cor. 5:21).
A couple days ago I found this post on Doug Wilson's blog. Wilson is the pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and the author of a number of books, including "The Case for Classical Christian Education" and "Reforming Marriage."
Wilson's post is titled "In Relationship." His main argument? "All sin, every sin, is always a sin in relationship to others."
Listen to him explain what he means:
"If you could be alone, truly alone, you could not sin. Moreover, you could not be you if you were genuinely, completely alone. In the world God made, relationship with others is as necessary as contending with height, breadth and depth. Even if you were to go off into the mountains to live alone, every moment of every day, you will still be living in relationship with the triune God in whom we all live, move and have our being."
I would highly encourage you to read the whole thing. It's a quick read, and I found it to be fascinating.