Monday, September 10, 2007

Intentional Sin - Ouch!

Do you ever intentionally sin knowing that God will forgive you? This has got to hurt the heart of God tremendously. If this were to happen, and I pray it never will, I think it would be appropriate to ask the question “do I really love God”?

The writer of Hebrews ratchets it up a few notches with the following statement about deliberate and intentional sin:
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law f Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? - Hebrews 10:26-29
Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. May I daily live with a repentant and humble heart turned to you and away from the world and my flesh. May your desires be my desires. Lord, may the only thing I deliberately do be to daily love, honor, obey and follow you with every fiber of my being.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Your prayer is my prayer.