Choosing to sin
Deep down each one of us knows that this quote is true. How often do we tell ourselves that certain sins have conquered us? Remember a little sin leads to more sin. The time that we spend in sin is wasted forever - there is no eternal benefit in it. Some sins seem so small, they’ve become part of us and they’re grafted into our character. Maybe we’re even well known for sins like pride, laziness, idle chatter, discontentment and many more.
Do we understand the seriousness of sin? Proverbs 8 v 36 says “He who sins against me wrongs his own soul”. Do we really believe that our sin grieves God and that our sin causes God’s enemies to rejoice? Why do we so willingly yield ourselves to the Devil? Saying we are defeated by certain sins is saying that in that particular area of our lives Satan has the victory. As Stuart Olyott says “Each time we say ‘no’ to sin we are that much more able to do so again the next time. But each time we give in our resistance is weakened.”
We all know we can’t fight sin in our own strength. Daily we need to ask God to show us the sin in our lives that we will not or cannot see. We need to ask Him to enable us to say ‘no’ to sin.
“Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross.” (Hebrews 12 v 2)
By Becsy Wells
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