HOW TO DEAL WITH SIN IN YOUR LIFE
“SIN” a three letter word which almost never ceases to come out from Christians’ mouths, non-Christians and also other religions. Everyone has a their own definition- to some it’s a deed that will take you straight to hell, to others it’s a confirmation that we are all but human; prone to make mistakes, to others it’s an action that is in deliberate rebellion against God’s laws-deliberately trampling on and rejecting those laws, for example, the law of love. To others is to miss the mark that God has set for us-active violation of God’s laws and basic moral principles, to others,…well others just don’t have a definition, they just ride on people’s definitions. The best definition of sin comes from our Lord God Almighty through His word-the Bible.
The Bible defines sin in several scriptures, each of which gives us a better understanding of what it is. Through these definitions, we know the way God lives- the spiritual principles by which He lives, the same standard of conduct He expects His human creations to live by.
In James 4:17, “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it” (New Living Translation).
So how do we deal with sin in our lives? Romans 8:1 declares, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (English Standard Version). As long as we know in whom we live in “For in him we live and move and have our being…” (Acts 17:28). Both scriptures show us that our God is forgiving and never keeps a record of our wrong doing, Psalm 103:12 “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us…. (New International Version)… He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west…” (New Living Translation).
So as far as sin is concerned in our lives, God never keeps a record of our wrong doings so relax and just know that you are NOT GUILTY. But it still does not give us a right to just do what we want to do all in the name of having a forgiving God. Romans 6:1, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?”(New International Version). Romans 6:15,”What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!” (New International Version). Do not condemn yourself nor should others condemn you.