Does your Sin Bother you?
Main Scripture: Psalm 6:6-7
The way you and I answer the question above is very important. Today’s devotional may not be the most fun or enjoyable thing to hear, but as a Christian the word of God should convict us through the Holy Spirit. If it doesn’t, then there may be a problem. What I mean by that is, as a Christian we must realize that our sin placed Jesus Christ on the cross. Our sin is what crucified Jesus. When we sin, we should feel convicted by the Holy Spirit. We should feel bad for what we have done because when we sin we go against God. That’s why when we pray we should ask God for the forgiveness of our sins that we know we have committed against him.
Today’s passage of scripture was written by king David who as the Bible says is a Man after God’s own heart. I’ve mentioned before how much David sinned, yet he felt conviction of his sin and would repent and ask for forgiveness from God. Psalm 6:6-7 was the effects of David’s sin and how he felt about his sin and the circumstances that stem from it. All is sin is equal, but all sin does have different consequences. Whether we realize it or not we will reap what we sow. What you do on a daily basis matters. The time with God that you spend will matter long down the road. The time we don’t spend with God now, we will one day wish we did. We will reap what we sow as a Church, a student ministry, and as individuals.
“I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye wastes away because of grief; it grows weak because of all my foes.”-Psalm 6:6-7
Have you cried over your sin? David did and was extremely upset by his own sin. He was bothered by the sin in his life! Are we bothered by our sin? We should be. It breaks the heart of God when we sin. He sent his son to die for it. So, of course it breaks the heart of God when we sin. You may be asking while reading this, what exactly is sin? Sin is anything that goes against God. We must cherish the things of God. Many of you have heard me in our Wednesday night services and Sunday school time say “The root of all sin is self.” This is in fact true. The root of all of our sin originates from a “me only” perspective because when we sin we are neglecting what God has for us and his ultimate plan for you and I.
Let me ask you the same question that I started off the devotion with. Does your sin bother you? I hope we can all answer yes to that question. I want to encourage you on this beautiful Saturday to stop and take some time. Pray, ask God to show you sin in your life that you need Him to clean up. Trust me, he will clean you through the blood of Jesus. We must ask him through repentance and forgiveness. I hope you all know that I love you, I pray for all who read our devotionals daily. It does my heart good to hear of students reading and growing from our devotions and sharing them on GroupMe. Us sharing on GroupMe what we learn is vital for us to continue to grow as a family. I miss you all. Give me a call, or shoot me a text whether you need to share what God is doing in your life, a prayer request or you just want to talk or even say Hi. I love you all, and I hope you know that.
Love and Blessings,
Transformed Student Ministry