YOUR SIN, YOUR LUST.
*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*YOUR SIN, YOUR LUST.*
Isaih 59: 2 *But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Sin is a public enemy but not necessarily a personal enemy, if you do not choose to make it "your sin" or "your lust,".
Sin is our enemy.
When you choose sin as a friend, you do not need an enemy. In other words, it is your friend because you are identified by it, and it is your enemy because it will lead you to death.
A general and public enemy as it is, if you choose not to walk in it, you will not be identified with or by it.
Since you choose not to be identified by it, you are not its friend. It becomes an enemy that can never have power over you because you are born of God.
John says *Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin;....'*, 1 John 3:9.
God hates sin, Hab 1:13.
ln truth, God is limitless but we can limit Him by what we do, and He, as a result, can limit what He wants to do for us.
Sin limits God and stops Him from doing what He wishes to do for us, Jer 15:1, Ezk 14:14.
There are many ways God may look at sin but we will look at two ways He sees sin. These, telling us that sin is the desire of man, not of Him.
Today, we will mention one.
Isaiah 59:1-2 says the hand of God is not short that it can not save; neither his ear heavy, that it can not hear:
but *.....your sins have caused his face to be hidden from you..."*
Here, sin is personalized as *...your sin...."*
This is butressed by the Apostle James when he personalized lust as "....your lust..."*, *.....his own lust..."*, James 1:14.
This he wrote, saying that every man is tempted when he is *......drawn away of his own lust and enticed.*
Sin is a public enemy and no surprising every other form of it. For example, lust is defined in the nature of sin.
As sin is a public enemy, so also is every form of it, but not everyone falls into it.
However, there are those whom, because of the pleasure they derive from lust, they fail to see the grave consequence of death that awaits them.
It tells you that people can enjoy what kills them.
Though temptation to sin might be God's way of allowing the devil to test us, the use of the words "your sin' and 'your lust', tell us that the inclination or desire to sin is not of and not of God.
As traceable sin may be to you so also forgiveness can be identifiable with you.
First, God offers the opportunity for reconciliation. Isaiah 1:18 says
*Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.*
Second, once you acknowledge and confess, you can receive forgiveness for your sin and your lust.
Jesus said to the woman *.....Your sins are forgiven.”*, Luke 7:48.
Replace your sin and your lust for His forgiveness.
Go ahead now!
Though God created a perfect man who became the devil, Ezk 28:15.
God is not the author of sin, ref 1 Cor 14:33. He never wished we sin, ref Gen 3:17.
*Call to Word action.*
Sin is of the devil.
1 John 3:8 *He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning......"*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
You can be identified with righteousness
1 John 3:9 *Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.*
Lord, help me to deal with my sin, my lust, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.