• “Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off your relish of spiritual things; in short, whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that thing is sin to you.” – Susanna Wesley

My Sin Isn’t Really That Bad . . . by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 05/02/11

 

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Those of us who’ve grown up in the church are prone to a certain kind of deception. It’s the lie that, “My sin isn’t really that bad.”

“(Sigh) I overspent again this month—well, I guess I’m just a natural-born shopper!”

Nancy: When we compare ourselves to people who commit what we consider “serious” sins, we can feel like we’re okay.

“I can’t believe she would leave her husband like that! Now, I know it’s not right to gossip, but let me just tell you what really happened . . .”

Nancy: We need to realize that every single sin is a big deal. It’s an act of rebellion against God.

“Well, I guess it’s just that Irish temper again . . .”

Nancy: The way to see the truth about sin is to see it in the light of who God is. When the prophet Isaiah came face-to-face with God, he said, “Woe is me,” and he confessed his sinfulness. Why don’t you ask God to search your heart today? Ask Him to show you what it looks like in light of His holiness.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

 

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