Sin

We would throw the net of self-control around it, but we are too weak to lift the net off the ground, much less throw it.  Even if we succeed for a moment to throw our trap around its tail, it would only reel around and tear our self-righteousness to pieces.  It has claws that tear all morality, teeth that break all bonds humanity should share, and eyes that entrance us to do its bidding without a whisper of a struggle.

But God can destroy sin with the snap of His fingers, a glance from His eyes, or even the breath from His mouth.

That’s one reason why I’m on God’s side.

One day, He will destroy sin for good.  But first, He is waiting for sinners to come to Him.  He is good!  He is merciful!  He is patient!  He is kind!

And that’s another reason why I’m on God’s side.

Until the day when God banishes sin forever, He will give every believer the power to win every battle against sin, every day, every time.  Every sin will bow down and give up before the power of Jesus Christ, who has come back from paying for the punishment of sin.  Now sin holds no power against anyone who believes in Him.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we can still be tempted and we can still sin, but we don’t have to.

We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. (Romans 6:6, NLT)

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20, NIV)

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  1. Another powerfully convicting blog…

    I’ve heard people debate the topic of whether or not a believer can truly stop sinning. The debates I’ve heard mostly centered around John 8:11. It somewhat depends on translation, but ESV has, “Go, and from now on sin no more.” KJV, NKJV, NLT, and NASB are all basically the same. NIV says, “Go and leave your life of sin,” which is a bit different. I can’t find the translation right now, but I’ve also heard it as “Go and do not sin in this way again.” But from the first set, how could Jesus tell her to “sin no more” if that were impossible? God will never command us to do something we cannot do. However, He will often command us to do something we cannot do *without Him*. Obviously, we cannot (even as believers) “sin no more” without Him. But when we rely on Him, this must be possible, or He would not have commanded it.

    Combined with the passages you mentioned, this is very convicting! I fall utterly short of this every day…

    On Sat, Apr 20, 2013 at 7:36 PM, gracestories


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