Little Things

Posted: March 16, 2011 in Christianity, Miscellaneous, Thoughts

This time change has really thrown me for a loop.  I cannot seem to get myself to wake up on time or to fall asleep when I should.  Thankfully, I was prepared and had a secondary plan in place, so I wouldn’t be late getting ready, and could still get everything done that I need to in the morning.

Thinking about how such a little thing as a time change can mess up my whole schedule, got to considering how sin is like that as well.  Sin starts out as a desire.  James 1:14 says:

But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. (NKJV)

Desires in and of themselves are not wrong – but when we allow our desires to entice us, that means we are allowing them to become more important to us than doing what is right.  Let’s see what James says next in verse 15:

Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death. (NKJV)

James likens sin to the birthing process.  Desire is conceived.  It gives birth to sin.  When sin grows up, it causes death.  Again, it’s not that having a desire is wrong, but when we let our desires consume us and take control of us, when they become more important than following God, we sin.  And as Romans 6:23 says,

For the wages of sin is death… (NKJV)

Thankfully, that verse doesn’t stop there, but goes on to say:

but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NKJV)

God provided a way to be saved from sin.  He sent His Son, His Only Son, to die for our sins, to pay our penalty.  All we have to do is admit that we are sinners, accept God’s gift of Salvation, and upon receiving Christ as Savior – living for Him.  It’s as simple as that.  It’s not easy, but it’s simple.

Until Next Time,

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