So this post might be a word more to the introverts. Sins of omission is not in the Bible and i focus on main things, so I will be careful.
Being a talkative extrovert, I have often had to go to people to apologize for something I have have said. However, do we ever sin by not saying something?
We are commanded to love. Failure to do this would be an act of omission.
I believe less talkative introverts could recount regret for their failure to say something, My hurt introverted parents failed to say a ton which alerted me to the issue.
Generally speaking there are always two ditches. The Pharisees were in one ditch, and the prostitutes and tax collectors were in the other ditch. Jesus told us the path is narrow. Matthew 7:13,14.
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
All over our lives we can see there are two ditches. Jesus warns us to stay on the narrow road that is hard to find.
Sins of Omission Need Some Focus
So for all of us, but especially the introverts, how can we get on the path between sins of commission and sins of omission?
Introverts need to speak up when it is uncomfortable while I need to shut up and be uncomfortable. Introverts need to stick their neck out when they feel the Spirit urging them. I need to be careful when I hear the voice telling me to jump in. It is likely my own spirit. God is with us. even when we are in either ditch. He loves us. We always get another chance to be on the path and do better.
Therefore, do not just focus on what acts are wrong. Remember that failing to speak or act can be of equal magnitude. We want to stay on the path between both extremes for the glory of God.