Is Being Short a Sin?

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                                  Is Being Short a Sin?

Is being short a sin? Did God create me short as a punishment? This is one of the most interested questions I guess you might have come across. In this article, we are going to learn what the Scriptures say about this.

Many people assume that being short is a curse from God, and therefore a sin. Here, we are going to answer the question in a Christian perspective. Continue reading to find out whether being short is a sin or not.

Is It a Sin To Be Short?

Is being short a sin? The answer to the question is ''No." Being Short is not a sin. You are short because that's how the Lord wants you to be. The God of the Bible does not discriminate against height or appearance.

When they came, he looked on Eliab and thought, "Surely the LORD'S anointed is before him." But the LORD said to Samuel, Do not look on his appearance or the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart" (1 Samuel 16 :6-7)

As you can see from the above verse, the LORD of the Bible does not look at a person's appearance, instead, his heart. Being Short is not a sin because we can't control how we are born.

Is Being Short a Sin?

To think that a short person will not go to heaven because of his height may seem awkward. Being Short is something natural. We do not have control over our heights. The Bible tells us that God created man and woman in his own image. This means that everyone (short or tall) is created in the image of God.

In response to the question, one Christian commented:

God didn't create you short as a sin. God made each of us exactly how he wants for your benefit and his glory. If you are short, tall, dark or whatever, you are made in the image of the Triune God. But remember this, while you were still at enmity with God, He came and died for your sins so that you could be forgiven and enter into heaven with him forever. He took the punishment that we all deserve upon himself. He loves you so much and you are a masterpiece created by his own hands.[1]

Why then would something natural be a sin? The Biblical God gave this natural characteristics to man. He is the creator of our bodies. The Bible clearly said God created everyone in his own image.

For you created my innermost being;. you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139: 13-14)


Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground"

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1: 26-27)

Another interesting fact is that, we do not know the height of the Lord Jesus. The Bible does not tell us whether Jesus was short or tall. It is possible Jesus might have been average or even short in height.

In Christianity, salvation or sin has nothing to do with height, colour, race or appearance. All that matters is your personal relationship with the LORD. Height is not a factor in determining a person's destination. The Bible tells us that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

For the Scriptures says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame." For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10: 11-13 GNB)

Being short is not a punishment or sin from the Lord. God has a reason for creating you short.

The Scriptures also tells us that, Zacchaeus, who was a short man, was saved from his sins when the Lord arrived at his home.

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small (short) in stature.

And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is the son of Abraham. [Luke 19: 1-3, 9]

Conclusion

From the above scriptures, we learnt that being short is not a sin. God does not create you short as a punishment. You're short because that's how the Lord wants you to be. There's no Biblical evidence that suggests being short is a sin.

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