Good morning all, stick in there, only one more day till the good ol “TGIF”. This morning is titled Simply Sin, because all sin is simply sin. Every day we are faced with choices, some choices involve what outfit to wear, others involve which way to take to work, most choices were faced with are to sin, or not to sin.
For all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that come by Christ Jesus. God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished.
– Romans 3:23-25
Yes, we all have sinned, don’t be ashamed, don’t gain self pity, don’t down yourself everyday for something you’ve done in the past. The best way to handle sin is to simply repent, move on, and attain God’s word. Most importantly, we are to trust that God will always have our best interest, even when we think he may not, he always will.
Actually, by trusting Jesus Christ to take away our sins, we are then declared not guilty for our sins. Trusting means putting our confidence in Christ to forgive our sins, to make us right with God, and to empower us to live the way he taught us. This simple solution that God provides is available to all of us, regardless of our backround or past behavior.
Breaking sin down, we should not think of lesser sins and compare them to greater sins. All sin makes us sinner, and all sin cuts us off from God. All sin, therefore leads to death (because it disqualifies us from living with God), regardless of how great or small it seems. Sin is sin, period, they all separate us from God, however, they all can be forgiven.
Because God is justified, we can legally be declared not guilty, from God’s perspective, it is as though we have never sinned. Not comparing the two, but just as a judge declares someone not guilty and all charges are removed, so are all our sins. We are totally redeemed, which is when God sets us free from being a slave to sin. Christ purchased our freedom and the price was his life, wow. Christ is our sacrifice of atonement, he died in our place for our sin.
Now, please don’t be confused, God is in fact angry at sinners, we have rebelled against him, and cut ourselves off from his life-giving power. However, again, God declares Christ to be the designated place holder for all our impurities and sins. Having paid the ultimate price, (death) for our sins, we have now been set free and delivered.
If God can sacrifice His only son, what can we sacrifice? What can we give up, or stop doing to not be enslaved a sinner?
Peace & Many More Blessings