Are you struggling with sin?
Psalm 119:9-16: “Young people can live a clean life by obeying your word. I worship you with all my heart. Don’t let me walk away from your commands. I treasure your word above all else; it keeps me from sinning against you. I praise you, LORD! Teach me your laws. With my own mouth, I tell others the laws that you have spoken. Obeying your instructions brings as much happiness as being rich. I will study your teachings and follow your footsteps. I will take pleasure in your laws and remember your words.”
I am struggling with sin. Absolutely no surprise if you have read any of my reflections of late! But two things that stand about about this reading: Even more than I am presently, I have to treasure the Bible, to yearn for it, to search its pages, to immerse myself in the Word of God. Going deeper into the Bible will help me manage my sin – that is fact.
And the second thought is that every one on the planet struggles with sin, I am not alone. That awesome pastor, the quiet school teacher, that American President, the person who collects my rubbish – all people struggle with sin. And each of us need the resurrected Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit spoken through the written Word. But even though I do struggle I won’t give up, for I know that the more I draw closer to God the less power sin has in my life, and though I might struggle, it will become less and less an issue. Oh yes!!
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