Our culture, even in Christian circles, has the propensity to downplay the enormity of sin and its impact upon our daily lives, our relationships, and our collective culture as a whole. We tend to place sin into several categories ranging from small to large, color codes (i.e., “white lies”), etc. We even go as far to cast a postmodern lens on the subject which makes the labeling and importance of it shift from an absolute construct to a concept whose reality has been relative individually.
There is only one problem with this. The Bible teaches us in the Epistle to the Romans…
“…all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…” (3:23)
and also in the First Epistle of John…
“…If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us…” (1:8).
“...If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us…” (1:10).
In other words, it does not matter what we call it…it does not matter how we try to explain it away…it does not matter how we attempt to compartmentalize it…in the eyes of God…SIN IS SIN! Consecration calls for us to make an honest assessment of where we stand in our relationship with God in order to remove the excessive weight of sin and the other elements of life that can prohibit us from being effective as an agent and ambassador of God’s Kingdom. Do not allow the strange philosophies of the surrounding culture to entice and seduce you into believing “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6-10). Whatever is in our lives that is contrary to the Word of God and is counterculture to the principles of the Kingdom, let us ask the Holy Spirit for His assistance in removing it in order for healing and restoration to begin…#thinkonthesethings