Friday, December 14, 2018

Why Hate Sin?

Why Hate Sin?
Ephesians 2:1-10

Have you ever stop to think why you hate sin? Is it because of what sin does to you after it has had its way with you? Are you attempting to remove sin or the repulsive effects of it? What do you think would happen if there were absolutely NO negative consequences to your sin? Have you passionately gripped the fantasy that joy in Christ is only found when sin is absent? 

Christians do not hold this abhorrence for sin’s destruction alone. Social justice is an attempt to reduce sin’s grip on humanity. Societies for thousands of years have taken extreme measures to reduce the full expression of sin. If you were offered a city that had a zero crime rate, the best vegetation, a clean water supply, and the most advanced medical services, would you turn it down? No!

The absence of sin is the reality of heaven. No pain, no sorrow, no tears, and the recreation of the perfect world. That means no negative aftermath of sin. This is often the way the world envisions life after death. They want all the benefits of heaven but refuse to acknowledge the Master who lives there. 

What you don’t realize is that you have been seduced into believing the same concept. Your disgust for sin is not because it distorts the beauty of Christ, but because it brings you discomfort. You are fully trapped in the cycle of self-worship and motivated by anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ. Sin's pleasure appears to be more fulfilling than the person of Christ. 

The Apostle Paul said, “I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord” (Philippians 3:8). Nothing can bring lasting fulfillment except Christ. The key that changes one’s life is the shift from pursuing freedom from the consequences of sin, to enjoying and loving the person of Jesus Christ. Sin is the only thing which God hates and yet He bore our sins for us (I Peter 2:24).


Lord, thank You for loving me.

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