We don’t use the word sin much these days. For whatever reason, it seems more comfortable avoiding that word. And we’ve all become pretty good at justifying and excusing wrong behavior, attitudes and thoughts. The problem is that we are hiding the fact that we are still a people in need of a Savior. When Christians forget that we become judgmental. When non-believers don’t acknowledge their sin, they are much more likely to remain deceived. The beloved apostle John says, we must admit we sin… all of us. If we don’t we make Him (God) out to be a liar and we make it seem as if Jesus did not need to come to the earth, live a sinless life, die a death He didn’t deserve, and did not resurrect from the dead. Now, that’s tragic. Its an affront to the amazing grace and salvation plan of God. So, John tells me, ‘Doug, admit you still sin, confess (agree with God about it) your sins to God and He, in His righteousness will forgive and cleanse you. Wow! Do that enough and soon your practical righteousness will match your positional righteousness!
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1John 2:1-2 NASB
What sin have I allowed into my life? What would God say to me? How willing am I to agree with him about it?
God, as this day begins- before even writing this, I woke up with the sin on my mind of neglecting my lovely wife, the sweetest gift you’ve given me. Please forgive me and I will treat her as she deserves- like the treasured beauty that she is. I know I have some unfulfilled promises that if left much longer will be sin to me. So, empower me with energy, insight, and wisdom to accomplish the God-honoring ministry You desire, today.