Posted by: William | December 20, 2007

Like a Dirty Floor

            There is a good chance that I’ve already posted on a topic very close to this one, but I have more thoughts that I’d like to expound upon.

I think it must be like a grey kitchen floor. From afar, it appears to be clean, but if you were to get down onto you knees and examine it closely, you’d find that the floor was supposed to be white. I think that it’s this way with sin before having befallen whatever actions accompany the sin. It seems like something that can offer us some level of pleasure or happiness. There must be something good in it for us, we tell ourselves. This is still an argument our minds make, even when we can attest that the pleasures of the Lord are much better. Perhaps, for us, it is the idea that sin might give us some tiny measure of what we want right now, and then later with time we’ll seek true pleasure from the Lord. It’s insanity that we keep on believing this over and over and over again.

            I’m convinced that within sin there is nothing good for us. There are always negative repercussions whether they be right now, or in ten days, or in ten years. Sin will always cause, not only God, but us offense. “…God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper” reads Romans 1:28. Certainly this verse caries a whole lot to unpack, but right now, I can’t help but consider that God has given “them” over to sin as a punishment. If there were any pleasure in sin, this wouldn’t make any sense. But as it is, it makes perfect sense; because sin is not only something that we shouldn’t do because God hates it. Sin is in fact bad for us. In every practical sense of the word, sin is absolutely bad for us. For our plans, our comforts, our relationships, our conveniences, our happiness, our pretty much everything. Sin will corrupt, damage and destroy them all.

            I pray that God would show me that there is nothing good to be found in sin before I am found committing it. I pray that God would lead me that I wouldn’t just not sin, but in fact would seek Him and the true promises of real pleasure found therein.

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  1. Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.


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