Whats the Big Deal about (shhhhhh) sin?

Devotional/Discussion thought of the Day

A three letter word – but one with tremendous power, simply because it is so misunderstood.  

We have people that deny its existence.  
We have people that will condemn other’s sins as abominable, but be perfectly comfortable in their own horde of sinfulness.
We have people that insist what God calls sin, well, we just don’t understand the word.

And if you actually identify something as sinful, people assume you are condemning them for doing it ( or not doing what they should be) and they will condemn you for the sin of condemning them.

But how can we deal with the illness, how can we deal with the pains that need to be healed… unless we diagnose the problem?

The cure for sin is easy, yet we would rather struggle, we would rather argue with God, than to let Him rescue us, Heal us, strengthen us.   We would rather let relationships be shattered that let God into the discussion..

We would rather know pain and be disciplined, to give false apologies and shift blame, then to simply say, “thank you Lord”, Praise you Father, for restoring me/us.  And in doing so, we sin again, trying to preempt God’s authority over… yeah – sin.

It’s not a big deal – just deal with it. Let God cleanse you of it, let His mercy pour out over you… and be clean!

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.

Posted on February 17, 2013, in Devotions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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