Complacent…and Broken

Discussion thought of the day:

“If you obey every law except one, you are still guilty of breaking them all.”     James 2:10 (CEV)

“what little love for God you have, when you give in without a fight because it’s not a grave sin”  Jose marie Escriva.

We have a tendency in the church, to favor (or perhaps more accurately disfavor) one sin more than another.  That is, it seems every decade has the sin that is more evil than any other, and of course that sin, and those who commit that sin are rarely found in the “real” churches.  As a child I remember the whispers about the lady in town who had a child without being married,  Then the sin was divorce that was unforgivable, now, for many Christians – it’s the homosexuals, or the liberals (whatever that means – I thought the church was supposed to be working at liberating people… o well!

But will we dare look in the mirror, and call our sin… well sin?  Will pastors preach against sin that is prevalent in their people’s lives?  Or will we stay safe, preaching against the HHA mandate, or the gun control laws, or… or…or. will we be complacent, hiding our sin, from God, yet letting it consume us, for even the small

It is time to change all that…

Let’s address our sins, let’s stop saying that we are better than those people who are active this or that…Let’s try something new, if we want our world to change.

Let’s confess our sins to God – let’s stop being complacent about our sin… Let’s hit it head on… and see God at work…let’s fight sin – at the place where it cannot win… before the throne of God, for there… we are cleansed… of our sin… our real sin…

this old hymn says it well….

So before we go out – and condemn others, or somehow feel more holy, let us indeed cast aside our brokenness.. and see the healing God has called us to.


About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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