Us and Sin

Us and Sin

Text: 1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 

Our relationship with sin affects our relationship with God. 

Sinning comes naturally to us. It’s part of our nature. I’ve never coached my dog on the art of barking. He just barks because he is a dog. That’s his nature. 

I don’t remember my parents sitting me down and coaching me on how to sin either. It just came naturally to me. (Not as natural as it did for Brian and Rebecca 😁)

The problem is sin is the opposite of God’s nature. God is holy, and he requires holiness to have a relationship with him. 

That’s why we make a big deal about Jesus around here. 

Who is Jesus?

He is the second member of the Godhead. He is the Son of God. He left heaven, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died in our place, was buried, and rose again victorious over sin and death. 

You could say it this way. He was our mediator that bridged the gap between the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. 

He brought victory over sin’s penalty and daily battle against us.   

So, Christian, given that Jesus has won the victory, what is your relationship with sin?

Do you ignore it and live without the victory Jesus has provided, or are you broken over your sin and confess it to God?

Reflection Questions

  1. Is sin affecting your relationship with God?
  2. Where are you losing?
  3. How do we claim the victory Jesus won?

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