It Should Bother You

February 4, 2018

“What shall we say [to all this]? Should we continue in sin and practice sin as a habit so that [God’s gift of] grace may increase and overflow? Certainly not! How can we, the very ones who died to sin, continue to live in it any longer?” Romans 6:1-2, AMP.

We can continue in sin, but how can we if we died to it? There is a difference between making a mistake regarding sin and living comfortably in it. Being born again, we no longer have the human nature tendency to live in sin. If we are truly born again in Christ, sin should bother us.

If you can always say things that hurt people, and it’s how you live, it should bother you. When we lie and don’t mind doing it at the blink of an eye, it should bother us. Having sex with someone you’re not married to and you’re comfortably enjoying it, it should bother you. If you’ve become okay with flirting or cheating as a married man, I say the truth in love: something is wrong and it should bother you.

We should no longer live in what we’re free from. Jesus now lives in us, and His Spirit lets us know it bothers Him. We have His heart on all matters, and we are awake to sin. He lets us know it is wrong for a reason. The wages of sin is death, and that is what sin will surely pay us if we live according to it.

If you are living in sin, the Holy Spirit is still there in the midst. Jesus wants to fix your life. God says He will never leave you nor forsake you! Be a man right now and be honest with whatever you’ve become comfortable with. One thing about the Lord I have found in my own mistakes, He is good and His mercy endures forever. He is rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4) and if we come to Him, He will change us, forgive us and treat us just as if we never sinned.

Prayer: Father, just being honest, there’s sin in my life and I’m comfortable with living in it. You have awakened me to it. Help me and take it from me. I repent before You and ask for Your forgiveness. Help me to forgive myself. Renew my mind with Your Word about that area. I receive Your mercy and give me the grace to do what pleases You. You treat me just as if I’ve never sinned. Thank You Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 107:1, Romans 5:12 & 6:23, 1 John 1:5-9 & 2:1-2

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