Did I just say to be thankful for your sin? What on earth. Have you ever had someone say that to you? Probably not, because many people would take it the wrong way. They’d see that as their hall pass for living their own way and doing their own thing.
Go to the bar on Friday, why yes, of course, I need this sin in my life. Uh, no. Just because we have the amazing grace of God in our lives that does not give us the green light to continue on in sin.
Sin takes root in our heart, making us it’s servant. We become a slave to this master and we are bound in its chains.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
God does not want us to live this way.
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Without our sin, we wouldn’t have that grace and forgiveness of God.
Without our sin, Jesus would have had no reason to be born in a manger and die on the cross.
Without our sin, we wouldn’t recognize our depravity.
Without our sin, we wouldn’t be dependent upon God.
Psalm 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
When we always remember our willingness to wander away from God, it is then that we stay close to Him. It is only then that we stand in amazement of His goodness to us. He is so good, He knows our name, He provides for our needs and even our wants.
This is life changing.
While our sin separates us from God, it also causes us to run to Him seeking His forgiveness.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Jesus is the answer to our sin problem.
So the next time you do that one sin that you can’t seem to overcome, take a minute and thank God for His never ending forgiveness.
Confess your sin, give yourself grace upon grace and start anew.
You don’t have to be a servant to sin. You can overcome!
Walk with God
Every day make it a priority to have your quiet time with the Lord. Getting the Word, getting His strength will help you to have the strength and wisdom to flee from temptation.
Keep Your Heart Right
The Bible tells us many times over how wicked our heart is. It is not to be trusted. You don’t even know how far into sin you can go.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
Scary right? We need to diligently keep our hearts clean (Prov. 4:23). Constantly take a look at your life and ask God to reveal any sin to you. Don’t take sin lightly.
Little sins can poison the whole heart.
Forgiveness is our hope in this world.
Without our sin, we wouldn’t need His forgiveness. We would be perfect and in no need of a Saviour and no hope of heaven. So every once in awhile thank Him for forgiveness, even if it’s right after you sin.
Your turn! Do you struggle to see your need of forgiveness? Are you as thankful as you should be for His forgiveness? Let’s chat in the comments below!
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