Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart; I am pure and free from sin”?
~Proverbs 20:9, NLT
A hungry dog had rather part with a T-bone steak than an unregenerate man part with his sin.
~Ray dis Comfort
Solomon said, Not a single person on earth is always good and never sins [Ecclesiastes 7:20]. We are all sinners; the basic difference is that some of us confess our sins and our need of a Savior while others pretend that they are good. Jesus said, “Men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil.” Unregenerate sinners love the darkness, they love sin, they drink iniquity like it was water. I sin but I do not love sin. Matter of fact, I hate sin and I especially hate my sin. I know that it is God’s grace at work in me but I have a growing distaste for sin and I want a divorce. The problem with sin is that it is married to death and hell and I want no part of either. Yes, I am talking about a complete break between me and sin. I have no desire to divorce my wife, children, church or friends but I would like a divorce from sin. The one hope that keeps me going is Christ in me. Eventually, His grace is going to perfect me and make me holy. He has already saved me from the PENALTY of sin which is death and hell. I can go ahead and celebrate that aspect of my salvation. Currently, He is saving me from the POWER of sin which is rooted deeply in my flesh. Ultimately, He will save me from the PRESENCE of sin. This will be the day that my divorce is final.
Adrian Rogers once said, “I can sin all I want. The truth is, I do want to sin at all.” As followers of Christ, we should not have an affinity for sin or sinning. Sin should vex or grieve us. As a matter of fact, we will grow in our sanctification to the point that we even hate temptation. If you love sin; something is wrong. If you hate your sin, it is an evidence of grace at work in your life. If you pretend that you have no sin: you are a liar and the truth does not dwell in you.
PTL, I only lack putting down some trim and I will be through with the home project. I am thrilled; I can see some light at the end of the tunnel; and yes, I hope it is not a freight train. My problems are small compared to others. Continue to pray for Terry and Becky. Terry is still losing weight and he has no appetite.
Hard to believe, this is the last week of October and this time next week it will be November. I like both months but they fly by. My next project is to build an ARK for Trunk-A-Treat or Trail-A-Treat I guess we should call it. Holly and Hannah are determined to win the grand prize this year. It is either a seven day cruise or a gift card. I am not exaggerating, it is one of the two.
I hope you have a great day and thanks for reading the blog.