Tag Archives: Sin

Who Knows Us? – Isaiah 29:15

Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? – Isaiah 29:15 Sometimes being honest with yourself is the hardest thing. We hide our feelings and our frustrations. Hide our failures and our shortcomings. […]

That Thy Faith Fail Not – Luke 22:32

But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren. – Luke The Bible tells us that all men have sinned (Romans 3:23). We all fail God. Sin is not extraordinary. It is commonplace. What’s extraordinary is Jesus Christ. The magnitude of His sacrifice staggers the […]

Forgiveness – Psalm 32:1

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. – Psalm 32:1 As discussed yesterday, sin is real. Sin is a present threat to our daily peace and faith. One of the main calls to action in the New Testament is repentance. Turning away from sin is a lifelong effort and one that […]

Are we deceived? – 1 John 1:8

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. – 1 John 1:8 It is an unpopular topic: sin. Even the mention of sin today sounds old fashioned. Haven’t we risen above such notions? God forbid that we ever lose sight of true holiness and look […]

Renewal – Lamentations 5:21

Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old. – Lamentations 5:21 Spring is still a few months away where I live, but recent temperatures have enticed some of the plants to put on new growth. The warmth and rain have renewed their strength and triggered […]

My Father’s Name – John 5:43

I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive. – John 5:43 When Jesus Christ met opposition, He did not respond in the way you might expect. He was accused of heresy, blasphemy, insurrection and being possessed, but His most […]

Take Heed – Luke 11:35

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness. – Luke 11:35 We live in a culture that shades things in gray. Certainly all men sin, but this does not make sin good or evil acceptable. Neither does grace make sin more appropriate or profitable (Romans 6:1-4). Sin destroys. Jesus therefore […]