When sin is in my sights I am either weak or strong to resist it. If I am not seeking the Lord my desires are overcome by the flesh and it is hard to escape. This is why I have fallen so many times in life to addiction. I always feel so guilty in the end. My heart is always full of shame. However, when God is with me I am made stronger to resist temptation. Here are my thoughts when the Lord is in my heart. I ask myself, how will this sin affect my relationship with God? I’ve gone down this road before and I know the sorrow I have felt. I know the brokenness that has come into my life. I know how far apart I felt from God. Is it worth it break my promises with God just to feel a moment of pleasure? As I read from Hebrews today I learned that “if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment”. When we blatantly sin knowing the consequence of our actions there will be a time where God’s forgiveness will be of no avail to us. If we don’t walk in the Lord’s ways than we have “trampled the Son of God underfoot” and “insulted the Spirit of grace”. God’s vengeance is swift to the unrighteous. When an unrepentant sinner meets the living God it will be a fearful thing.
If we continue to sin in the same fashion and not think there will be consequences, God’s wrath will be upon us. You must think to yourself, Is God really not going to punish me if I just continue to sin in the same fashion? Think about how this is going to affect the Lord before making your decision. This is an important topic and is vital to your salvation. Give yourselves to the light of Jesus Christ. He will cast away all darkness in your life. Pray this prayer this day. Lord, my desire is to live for You. I no longer want sin to rule my life. Please help me that I may be shielded from the temptations of the evil one. I need Your light to cast away the darkness that surrounds me. I am lost and I can’t make it alone anymore in my life. I need a Savior to bring eternal peace and joy to my heart. Come into my life and be my shield to ward off all temptation that comes near to my path. My flesh is weak but I know You will make me strong. I need You Lord. Forgive me, for I am a sinner. I give You my life this day. I accept You as Lord of my life. Redeem my soul and bring to death my wicked heart. Raise me up into newness of life. My life is Yours. Help me to walk in Your ways for they are just. Teach me all the days of my life. Be near me and lift me up when I fall. I love You.
Hebrews 10:26-31 (NKJV)
26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries.
28 Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses.
29 Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”
31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.