Upon recognizing and acknowledging any sin within our lives, we must also understand that our sin causes a breach within our covenantal relationship with God. There are sure to be consequences for our actions. In the midst of it all, God does not condemn us. God does not leave us. God does not isolate us. Our sin has caused us to step away from our fellowship with God. Within our spirits, we know that to remain within proximity of God’s presence would cause us to be exposed by the light of His Word and His glory.
Upon looking at this, we can easily identify with the person who struggles with having his or her sin exposed. It makes us vulnerable and open to the judgmental and condemnatory nature of those who walk in the flesh, and are not led by the Spirit of God. As a result, people are prone to discard us in our broken state. However, when we have a genuine experience and relationship with God, we know that God will never cast us away so easily. God’s objective is not exclude us from engaging in a relationship, but to initiate a rescue effort which causes us to respond to Him by returning to relationship with Him.
With God, restoration is the goal, not restitution. We will never be able to repay God for all that He has done on our behalf. He knows this. All He requires is that we accept what He has done for us, and that we turn away from “…the sin which doth so easily beset us…” (Heb. 12:1). Consecration always births acceptance as a son…never rejection as a foreigner…#thinkonthesethings