For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
I have been asked if a Christian is a sinner and he is subject to sins why should they keep trying to not sin. So I thought about what is the best answer for me and I think it is just simply this. It is not I that live anymore but the Christ spirit living in me that lives. So it is not the fleshly sinful man of myself that wants to serve God it is the holy spirit living in me that invites me to a better way, constantly edging me, encouraging me, teaching me, strengthening me and guiding my life now. He will never leave me.
So it is not a matter of a Christian sinning but a matter of a sinful nature that is forgiven by grace and the receiver of that grace believes in that truth and walks by the spiritual nature not the sinful nature. His desire is for that grace he felt and received once he believed. The power of the holy spirit convicting a sinful man. Sealed for the day of redemption when he confesses he needs a savior.
Without a conversion man just roams around in sin and continues on with out God in his life. A lost person must come to a point in his life where he recognizes he needs a savior.
I will meditate upon only one verse along with today’s verse:
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Every breathing soul must turn to God because of our fallen nature. We must return to God and the only way is by a sacrifice which Jesus Christ paid for us in full. Our only decision is to acknowledge he is Lord and savior and believe in faith that he lived for us, died for us, arose and ascended into heaven and carried our sins to the grave. When we open our hearts to that truth then the gift of the holy spirit now teaches us and guides us into all truth. We are forgiven of all our sins past, present, and future. We live by grace and truth because he loved us enough to die for us.
We are new creatures wanting desperately to move closer and closer to the divine Love of God.
Jesus Christ made that possible for us and I am grateful.
David W. Aucoin
Song for my day: ‘Salvation is here’ Hillsong click here to listen