Oh, Believer, how good to know that ridding ourselves of sin is so easy! Just confess our sins to God and He takes care of the rest… Oh, you don’t think that’s really so easy? Why is that, do you think?
Admitting that what you did that felt so good, that was so much fun, that you enjoyed so much, that seemed like such a tiny thing was S I N?
Yeah, I hear you. If only sin felt like walking on glass or fire or something, huh?
I think God wants us to have to think. I really do. I believe He gave us these amazing minds and hearts… our souls, so that we wouldn’t be robots, but free-willed people choosing Him.
Have you thought how dangerous that was for Him? Giving mankind free will, knowing that many would reject Him? Could we do that? I doubt it. That’s another reason He is God and we are not.
Anyway, there’s only one way for us to know what displeases God and that’s to know Him. The way to know Him is to spend time in His Word. And let me tell you, going through it once is not enough! We’re leaky, you see. I mean, how many of you remember the last book you read in high school… word for word? Same with The Book. Our minds and hearts need that refresher daily.
When we spend copious amounts of time with the Father, our hearts become more like His and stepping into sin hurts our hearts like it hurts His.
Let’s give it a try today. Be conscious of what you do every moment, examining it from God’s perspective. If it’s sin, confess it to God and experience that amazing cleansing only He can give and walk in the freedom only He can offer.