Friday, January 9, 2009

What Ever Happened to Sin?

We live in a time where anything and everything goes. If it is right for me, it is right. We need to realize that sin is not just things like rape, murder and stealing. Sin is failing to do the things we should do and doing the things we should not do. Sin is failing to hold to God's standard of perfection. Sin is that which keeps us from having the right relationship with God.

Sin does not just keep us from having a good relationship with God, it also keeps us from having a good relationship with people around us. You only have to look as far as the morning newspaper or the evening news to see that this is true.

Sin will always be in the world, but we should always remember that we have within us the ability to live above this world. Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world. We cannot escape the consequences of what sin has brought into the world, but we can begin to do our part to live into our salvation and brighten the corner of the world in which we live.

What ever happened to sin? Sin is alive and well in the world. We simply have tried to ignore it by calling it by other names. We have good news to share with those who are caught in its clutches. It is not that by changing what we call it, you can still do it; instead it is by letting people know that they can face sin and overcome it with the Holy Spirit's help!

1 comment:

Amy Florence said...

Grace happened. Then people took it for granted and forgot that we still should strive to follow a life modeled by Jesus. Out of gratitude for our redemption, we should want to live a life that would make God proud, but we still live in a fallen world and sin overpowers us. (Sorry, I'm preparing for my midterm and couldn't help myself)