Sin and a Savior.

My heart and mind have been so consumed lately with the law.  Something I have been trying to figure out since I started studying the bible in college.

We are studying through the book of Exodus at church and let’s just go ahead and say we are all lawbreakers.

While I study these commandments I see my sin so clearly, and isn’t that part of their purpose?  To show us our desperate need of a Savior?

Thinking through even the Ten Commandments…a quick thought about all ten…

  1. I often times turn to myself as ruler of my life
  2. I definitely have what many would consider graven images or images made in likeness (in fact I don’t even see how it is possible for the 21st century population to avoid them completely)
  3. I frequently use His name falsely
  4. I don’t remember the last time that I purposely rested in Him (especially for a whole day!)
  5. T here were many times in my life I did NOT honor my mother and father
  6. I have been angry
  7. There has been adultery
  8. Things were taken
  9. I have spun stories and the way I say things
  10. I covet (a lot to be honest)

Praise Yahweh for His son and the crazy awesome way He has set us free from the chains and bondage that we were in.

People back then couldn’t keep law perfectly.  We can’t keep law perfectly and anyone who says they do is a liar and we should be wary of them.

You saw that I wrote how is it possible in the 21st century to avoid it completely?  It isn’t, it wasn’t then, and it isn’t now!

I won’t pretend I understand the law perfectly, let’s be real – even very well! I also don’t want to just say, grace, grace, grace and do what I want.  I want Him to search me and know my heart, to try me and know my ways and see if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way of everlasting life.

I want to remove every worldly, brainwashed, influenced thought from my mind and trust in Him with all my heart, lean not on my own understanding, and in all my ways the best I know how, acknowledge Him, and He will direct my paths.

I am so thankful that He completes the works He starts and does not leave us or forsake us.

I am so confident that He knows my heart and mind better than I know it for He fashioned them and gives them life no matter what they are fed.

Just some mumblings of my spiritual life lately… 😉  thanks for reading.

“Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Galatians 1:3-5

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Posted on September 28, 2012, in Christian Men, Christian Women, Church, Sin, Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hopefully the enemy hasn’t been attacking too harshly or too terrible a trial hasn’t been put in your path to bring you to this place, because I feel like you are where I am right now. Just very aware of sin and mourning it, feeling very in need of a Savior and desiring more of His spirit, wanting to be constantly washed by his blood. We have cut cable TV and I have decided to limit other worldly influences, not even reading magazine or news headlines from sources that I don’t think are honoring to Him.

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