Monday, January 19, 2009
The Destructive Power of Sin
Have you noticed how much damage sin does in your life. Sin always brings death and destruction. John tells us the evil one comes to "Kill, steal and destroy." Sin in ones life gives a person a feeling of hopelessness. Sin grieves the Holy Spirit, and brings grief to one's soul. Sin brings us into bondage. We live in a society that is saturated with sin. Dishonesty has become a way of life. Deception rules the day. However the believer has hope. “For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; it is he who will save us.”- Isaiah 33:22. God is our salvation, he is the One who will pull us out of our present distress, or give us grace to keep on keeping on as we go through the trial with Him at our side. The scripture tells us He is our Judge. He knows us perfectly. We are often misjudged by others but not by God. Thankfully God judged our sin in Christ at Calvary. He is our Lawgiver, He is the One who sets His standards before us and He fulfills his law through us, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is our King, He is the One who rules in our hearts. He is the rightful ruler because He made us and He bought us by the blood of Christ. We belong to Him and He takes responsibility for us and for everything that happens in our lives. How can you experience the power of canceled sin, by running to Jesus. Cling to the cross, repent of your sins and renew fellowship with the Lord. He is never distant from His children, He is always much closer than you think, for He lives in your heart. Dr. Ken Copley is available for counseling, conferences, and local church meetings.