God does not pyramid sin . He doesn't look down and hate one sin more than others . God hates sin , all sin , any sin.
Psalm 5:5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.
He only see's His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. If we belong to Him, we are covered by HIS robe of righteousness , for we have none of our own.
When we are born into this world, we are born dead in spirit.
Psalm 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
We love sin, because, we have our daddy Adam's nature. He had the only choice, and he chose sin . Before you say anything about Adam, you would have done the same thing...
The bible says God told Adam , this day you shall surely die. We all know that Adam did not physically die that day in the garden. He went on to live until he was 930 years old, but THAT day he died spiritually.
You might ask me, how does a spiritually dead man come to life , spiritually? The answer is :
1 Corin 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
A really hard thing to grasp is that, all of us who are apart from , or not IN Christ , LOVE SIN ! We may not all be as bad as we could be . We may not be murderers , or adulterers , or sodomites , or thiefs , or liars , or coveters , or truce breakers , or drug abusers , or child beaters , or the most heinous sins you can think of , but we stand guilty . If you commit one (1) sin , your guilty of them all . God demands perfection and the ONLY perfection is The Lord Jesus Christ .
I know some really moral people. They work, they live peaceably, they are not guilty of a crime that breaks society's law's , they don't deserve to be jailed , they may even go to church , but I promise you, apart from Christ , church or no church , when this moral person dies (and they will die) , they will spend eternity in hell .
My friend , if your walking and talking in this world today , you are a sinner . I do have good news , The Lord Jesus Christ came to save sinners . A big problem in today's society is that so many people are GOOD on their own , or so they think, they don't have a need for a Saviour..
God did not send His Son for good people , Christ died for sinners , your sins and mine .
Mat. 9:13 But go ye and learn what [that] meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard [it], he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
What happens if you are in the big middle of an adultress , or homosexual affair and the Lord saves you ? (and He can, and will, if it is His desire, see JOHN 8.) He tells us like He told that woman in john 8 Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. He doesn't tell us that He will save us and we can continue in our sin . He says GO and SIN NO MORE !
Is it hard to go and sin no more? Well I still lie , I still have bad thoughts , I still speak evil of people , I continue to sin daily , but I hate it . I hate that I sin . I know that the Lord Jesus died for my sin and I still sin . How horrible.
Romans 6:1 & 2 says :What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
My answer is NO. We are NOT to LIVE in sin any longer. Will we still sin ? YES, as long as we are in these mortal bodies, but we realize we have sinned and we ask for repentance.
Hebrews 6:6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.
The adultress woman who has been saved , stops her adultress affair. The homosexual breaks off his or her homosexual affair. The thief stops stealing . The liar stops lying. Then when you are tempted of sin...
1 corin. 10:13 says: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].
He doesn't just save us , He keeps us , He leads us , He guides us , He helps us .
1John 2:1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:
The truth is , when you are HIS , you hate sin , you don't want to sin , You want to be like Christ. You want to be obedient to His word. This is why we read and study His word , so that we can learn about Him and feebly attempt to be like Him.
How did he want us to act? Lets go to His word...
Mat 5:3 Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:4 Blessed [are] they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Mat 5:5 Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Mat 5:6 Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Mat 5:7 Blessed [are] the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Mat 5:8 Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Mat 5:9 Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Mat 5:10 Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Mat 5:11 Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
How did he want us to address sin ? He wanted us to tell the truth in LOVE .
Gal. 4:16 Am I therefore become your enemy , because I tell you the truth?
Eph. 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:
I don't want to beat anyone up . I want to try to show them through the word of God , what He has shown me !
He wants us to be humble , meek , teachable , and kind . I am not always this way ...
Please forgive me .
My prayer today is that I would be found IN CHRIST .