• “I have never before so learned to know the Lord Jesus as a tender, loving Friend, who never forsakes us or casts us off when we are bad, but rather helps us to gain the mastery over sin.” – Corrie ten Boom

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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“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. — Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NKJV)

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