In this outstanding book “Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success”, Ravi unravels the meaning of sin:
“Actually, the word sin has two clear meanings. The first—“to miss the mark—seems less damning, but its sense is still strong. It’s the soccer ball hitting the goalpost instead of the net. It’s the one spike on the runner’s shoe that drifts outside the racing lane and leads to disqualification. It’s the running back’s foot stepping out of bounds by a fraction of an inch.
If it’s true that football is a game of inches, there’s no question that life is too. When we miss the mark of who or what we were meant to be, the consequence are significant.
You’re likely more familiar with the second meaning of the word sin: a deliberate violation, a transgression, breaking the rules. Sin is knowing what is right and choosing to do otherwise; saying no in the face of God.”
(“Game Plan for Life: Your Personal Playbook for Success” by Joe Gibbs copyright 2009, p. 94, published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.)