Monday, January 13, 2014

Some thoughts on sin

I’ve been thinking about sin a lot the past few weeks. That’s weird, I know, but I thought I’d share some of my thoughts in bullet form.
  • Sin takes us down a path that leads away from God.
  • Sin steals our joy.
  • Sin causes us to disconnect from the people who care about us the most.
  • Sin promises more than it can deliver.
  • This Quote from A.W. Tozer: “A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief.”
  • Sin leads to regret, but oftentimes this regret doesn’t show up till later.
  • Sin enslaves us.

That’s why we need to confess our sin. 1 John 1:9 says that if we confess our sin that God is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and cleans us from all unrighteousness. No sin is too great that it can’t be forgiven.

It’s not to late to repent, turn around and change directions, but one day it might be. You don’t want to get to that place.

Finally, you can’t conquer your sin on your own. You need someone who can love you, pray for you and ask you the tough questions. It’s interesting that James 5:16 says that when we sin we need to confess our sins to one another so that we will be healed. Forgiveness comes from God, but healing from our sin and its impact in our lives comes from confessing it to other people.

What are your thoughts?


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