“…the good that I would I do not; but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin (personified) that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil (personified) is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind,and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man That I am! [W]ho shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”
When you were a teenager you were “stressed out”, you were “peer pressured” and had “low self esteem” and all of this became manifest in a big red pimple right in the middle of your forehead, I mean…like… it’s the biggest pimple eeeeverrrr!
Why was it the biggest pimple ever? Because it was yours. As adults we now know that people don’t pay attention to our person, our pimples, our scars, or a bad hair day.
Methinks that it is likewise with sin.
In the book of Hebrews 12:1 Scripture states clearly “…the sin which doth so easily besets us. Pay attention to the inspired wording ………the sin which…” Did you catch it? The sin which…
Methinks everyone has that sin or a sin that ever haunts them.
You may feel as though God has a magnifying glass upon your sin; He does not. He views you through The Lord Jesus and His Blood. We must look to our Lord and Saviour and not the sin which doth so easily besets.
Paul, in his letter to the Galatians, gives a list of the works of the flesh or in other words a list of sins. You would do well to notice how these sins are laid out. Verse 21 has envy next to murder and murder next to drunkenness. And in verse 20 witchcraft is next to hate. The point is ……..sin is sin.
Sin will keep us humble and sin will always drive us to our Father. And where sin does abound ………Grace does much more abound.
Grace be with thee.