| 1:21 min read |
I recently purchased a pair of white tennis shoes. While I enjoy them, I face the constant challenge of keeping them clean. It doesn’t take much to spot them and spoil their appearance.
Sin is like this. It spots and spoils us. It blemishes our life. It robs us of the “beauty” God created us to demonstrate to the world.
God hates sin. He hates it because of what it does to people. Think about cancer. If you’re like me, you hate cancer. Why? Because of what it does to people. Sin is like this. God hates it because of the horrible consequences it brings in lives.
One of the terrible consequences of sin is blindness and deception. When we open our lives to sin, we lose accuracy in our perceptions and judgments. Sin causes people to call right things wrong and wrong things right. It twists our thinking and causes us to make more bad choices.
The Bible warns us of the deceptive nature of sin; Deuteronomy 11:16 (NIV) “But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord.”
When we find ourselves entertaining and practicing sinful behavior or attitudes, the best thing to do is get clean again. We do this by confessing our sins to the God who loves us, accepting His forgiveness, and choosing to live His way again. Remember, impurity robs you of power. Purity connects you to God’s power!