What sins?

“For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”  Hebrews 8:12.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Isaiah 8-10, and Hebrews 8.

This is the Good News!

Our sins are gone.  Their burden on us has been lifted.

How?  When Jesus died He took our sins (past/present/future) with Him.  Those sins died then and their power over us is gone.  We must live in that reality.

Then why do I keep on sinning?  Because I am a sinner and in this life I will always be one.  The potential to sin is still with me.  What was removed by Jesus (when He died) was the ability of my sins to separate me from God.

I no longer want to sin.  Foolishly I often reenter sin’s sewer.  I retrieve the removed and live with it.  It is a mistake.  It is appalling.  I know better and after the fact I regret what I have done.

I know that God watches me and must wonder why I chose to return to where I shouldn’t be.  I do know why: I loosen my relationship to Him and become susceptible to godlessness.

If you read this blog with any regularity you know the recurring theme: My life must be totally surrendered to Him or I will mess up big-time.

Take an inventory of your life.  Sort out the sins that you persist in.  Are they connected to the devices in your home?  Are they connected to a place you travel to?  Are they connected to an association you have? Are they connected to a time of day…….when you first get up or when you get home from work?  Hone in on something specific and surrender that device, location, association or time of day completely to God.  Admit that you need His help and persist in asking for His help.  Things may well change for His better!

“Lord, thank You for taking the power of sin to its death.  Forgive me for ignoring what You did for me by delving into sin.  I know better.  I ask for Your help in making my use of the devices in my home Godly.  Prick my conscience when I’m where I shouldn’t be.  Empower me with discipline so that I am honoring You full-time.  I love You, Father.”

Resist sin in a Godly fashion.

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