Sin. Not a word you like to think about. It certainly is not politically correct. You would definitely not want to tell someone else about their sin. But in the Bible it is mentioned over 400 times. Here are some further thoughts and ponderings.
First seen on Beholding Him Ministries
From God’s Holy Fire “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? …But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” — 1 Corinthians 6:9,11 NIV
“Holy and Almighty God, thank you for your wonderful grace. I praise you for what you are transforming me to be. I thank you that I am not what I once was. I thank you that even when I stumble, Jesus’ blood continues to cleanse me and your Spirit is working to conform me to your holy character and your gracious compassion. Continue your work of transformation in me, I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen”.
Charles Spurgeon. “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house.” — 2 Samuel 11:2
“At that hour David saw Bathsheba. We are never out of the reach of temptation. Both at home and abroad we are liable to meet with allurements to evil; the morning opens with peril, and the shades of evening find us still in jeopardy. They are well kept whom God keeps, but woe unto those who go forth into the world, or even dare to walk their own house unarmed. Those who think themselves secure are more exposed to danger than any others. The armour-bearer of Sin is Self-confidence.”
Psalm 32:1-2 ”Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.”
Hebrews 12:1-3 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.’
1 John 4:9-11 “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”
So how can we share in this propitiation (atonement for our sins)? It is really quite simple. Romans 10:9-10 says “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” We must admit we have sinned, believe Jesus is the son of God, and confess that you will put your life and faith in the loving arms of Jesus Christ!!
“You’ll never realize Jesus is all you need until Jesus is all you’ve got.” — Mother Teresa