Sin—found 564 times in 478 verses in the Old Testament and 271 times in 229 verses in the New Testament
Variations: sin, sinful, sinned, sinner, sinners, sinnest, sinneth, sinning, sins
Last usage in the Old Testament: Zechariah 13:1 (sin)
First usage in the New Testament: Matthew 1:21 (sins)
Defined: the transgression of the law
Interesting fact: The four books of First John, Romans, Leviticus, and Hebrews each have a higher frequency of sin references compared to the other books of the Bible. That being said, these books serve as great resources for discovering the identity of, nature of, and atonement for sin.
Bible study tip: When studying church music, one can break the study down to a study of lyricists/lyrics, composers/music, and hymn history. These same divisions should be considered when studying music in the Bible. Who are the main lyricists? What instruments were used? Were certain instruments implemented for certain types of songs? What were the various subjects found in the lyrics? Where do you find the Bible’s songbook?
Sunday, Day 267—Church Day (no devotional)
Monday, Day 268—When Lust Hath Conceived
Tuesday, Day 269—Against Thee Have I Sinned
Wednesday, Day 270—Church Night (no devotional)
Thursday, Day 271—If One Man Sin Against Another
Friday, Day 272—The Thing Became Sin
Saturday, Day 273—Adding Sin to Sin
Day 267: Church Day
Romans 5:20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: