Monday, January 14, 2013

Eph. 5:6

Eph. 5:6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him.

There is absolutely no excuse for sin.  There never has been and never will be justifiable reasons to sin.  All sin is an abomination to God.  He hates it and will judge all who live in it.  We live in a day in which sin is not looked upon as that big of a deal.  So often, we gloss over it and give it very little thought.  We seldom seek forgiveness because we justify ourselves in our own eyes.  This is especially true of those of us who live in grace.  We have convinced ourselves that since our sins are forgiven we no longer have a need to seek forgiveness when we sin against God.

I believe we have taken way too much liberty in this area.  I believe that we should be concerned about our sins.  We should have humble and repentant hearts before God.  God is holy and we should respect him as holy.  We should never get to the point where we do not see ourselves in need of cleansing and forgiveness.

It shows great disrespect for the holiness of God when we get careless about sin.  Jesus died because of sin.  He died to make us holy before God.  How can we say that His death on the cross is meaningful to us when we act as if it doesn’t matter?  We are all guilty of sinning against God.  We will struggle with sin until we get to heaven.  We will win and lose some battles.  No one can escape the need for repentance.  Our attitude should always be that of a needy soul before God.  We need Christ to purify our hearts.  We need to have genuine sorrow over sin.  We need to confess our sins to Him.  And when we do, He is faithful and just and will forgive us for ALL our sins and cleanse us from unrighteousness.

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