Sin Is To Be Repulsive
Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations.
We must get to a point in our lives where we despise our own sin. There must come a time when it is repulsive to us. If we do not learn to despise it, we will likely embrace it. Here is what happens: if we continue to embrace our sins, we will despise ourselves. If we reject our sin we will accept ourselves. Doing so is not egotistical; it is godly.
Instead of hiding our sin, we are to expose it, deal with it and rid it from our lives. Hidden sin ferments, eventually poisoning every aspect of our being. The more we deal with our own sin, the better we will deal with life. We will be less critical and more understanding, less judgmental and more forgiving.
If we fail to despise our own sin, we will find ourselves despising life and people in particular. Therefore, remember your evil ways and turn from them. Deal with the sin in your life before your sin deals you out of life.
Thought For The Day“There's an old story about a man who tried to save the city of Sodom from destruction by warning the citizens. But the people ignored him. One day someone asked, ‘Why bother everyone? You can’t change them.’ ‘Maybe I can't,’ the man replied, ‘but I still shout and scream to prevent them from changing me!’” From Our Daily Bread
Questions To Ponder
What things would you think are repulsive to God?
What things are truly repulsive to you?
What things should or should not be repulsive to you?
Morning Study GuideDefining: “Loathe”: Finding your sin repulsive, because you realize how much it cost Christ to redeem you from it.
Referencing: “For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight,” Psalm 51:3-4.
Applying: Never excuse or accept your sin; despise it and reject it as harmful and shameful
Text for the DayEzekiel 36:31: “Then you will remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good; and you will loathe yourselves in your own sight, for your iniquities and your abominations.”