I am tired of believers living their lives as if sin is more powerful than what Jesus did for us on the cross. You constantly see believers cringing and crying for hours, pleading for mercy. I feel really weary when I see Bible-believing children of God cringing because of sin rather than standing tall. Understand that I am not validating sin. The Bible asks whether sin shall abound that grace may much more abound, and it also rightly answers that God forbids it. God does not expect you to deliberately live in sin because of grace. In fact, if you clearly understand the word “grace”, sin will be far from you. You will love God too much to do things that do not glorify Him.
Beloved, you may have missed the point yesterday or today but that does not make you a sinner. Remember that the fact that you passed through a garage does not make you a car. Falling into one sin or the other does not make you a sinner. You can never get rid of the sin in your life through self-effort or your own resolutions. You can make as many New Year’s resolutions as you want, but one thing is sure: it is the operation of the Holy Ghost that delivers us from sin. That is why Paul the Apostle in 2 Corinthians 3:18 said, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (KJV). When you see yourself the way you really are, then the Holy Ghost works in you to change you into what you are seeing.
Hear this: today’s text assures us that even in the midst of that mess you are in there is much more grace available to help you bounce back. Thank God that the price has already been paid.
1 John 2:1-2, Romans 5:15-21