The past two weeks has been a beautiful reflection of the goodness of God. A time of getting away from the familiar is always a blessing. As we are preparing to return to our home in Illinois, I am thankful for the blessings and favor of my Heavenly Father.
Let me begin today’s thought by stating, the difference in being saved is – Not running to SIN but from SIN!
Let’s take a moment and look at what sin is?
SIN is – rebellion of God’s Laws.SIN is disobedience of God’s law.
SIN brings death.
Simply put, Sin is more than immoral acts or conduct. Sin covers everything that is contrary to the Word of God which is wrong.
This is why it is important to read and study the Bible, God’s Word. As believers, we read the Bible and the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. As an old saying states, “this is where the rubber meets the road”.
It is what we do with the truth of God’s Word. Simply having head knowledge will not do it. It will take applying this knowledge in our everyday walk. It must be applied to our hearts. This is where prayer comes into play. We ought to be prayerful for all things and in all things.
In other words, prayer must be up front in all that we do. For the Holy Spirit will guide and help us understand it’s meaning for our lives. I once heard it stated that “the Bible is all the instructions needed to live a Godly and successful life here on earth”
In other letters we have covered various areas of SIN…What is Sin? – missing the mark…
What Sin does? – separates.
We also took a look at what the end result of SIN is – death.
The conclusion of this matter is…sin has no room in the believer. The Holy Spirit will expose sin in ones life and when sin is exposed it must be removed, repented of and not to become part of the believers life. Our prime example is Jesus, a sinless life.
As a Christ follower, Christian, we are to follow His example and sin not.
Obedience to God, His Word and the working of the Holy Spirit is a key that brings us into all that is truthful in Christ. The truth of the Gospel is found in Christ, a life of no sin and absolute faith.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,Paul Lundmark