Sinites

I guess you’ve heard about the Bible ‘ites’… the Jebusites, the Amorites, the Hivites and the SINITES? Wait a minute, who are the SINITES? They showed up in my reading today in Genesis 10:16-18.

As far as I can figure out, the name means thorn or clay. The Sinites apparently are descended from one of the sons of Canaan. Jerome, an early church writer, mentions a ruined city near Arka, at the foot of Lebanon.

So what possible reason do I have for mentioning the Sinites? Why do you think? I want to ask if we are SIN-ites. Is there any of that in our lives? This is what the Bible says about sin.

If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” (Genesis 4:7, NIV)

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8, NIV)

All of that is true but thank God we also have these words!

Prayer – Father God, thank you that if any of us sin, we have an advocate with you, the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen (1 John 2:1-2, NIV)

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