Sin Reflection

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Sin is something that has permeated our entire society and I am glad the Author addressed sin in the very first chapter. I grasped that it is virtually impossible to understand who we are without knowing sin since we all sin on a daily basis. Generally, we sin in both in action and attitude. The Author further explained how Satan can subtly use strategies to get us to doubt God's word and to tempt us to the point of disbelief and prevent us from receiving blessings from God. We sin when we focus on self more than on God. Sin can cause broken relationships. God does allow us to make choices; either we choose God's will or follow after Satan's wavelength; obey God and be safe in Jesus or follow Satan's way and be doomed to destruction.…show more content…
True to say, those who speak of God's Laws and His words, are the ones who first neglect to obey them. Several characteristics of the Law have become clearer to me. I read about the ceremonial laws and offerings of the Sanctuary and overlooked the moral and civil laws. The Law is summed up in one word "Love". In John Chapter 1 and verse 4 I read "God is Love". The author mentions that law is also a reflection of God's character. So in expressing love, we reflect God's character. Essentially, the aspects of biblical law are positive rather than negative. Obeying God's Law is the core of Christian living. To obey God is to observe the Sabbath, faithfully tithe and have a proper dietary program. Obedience brings…show more content…
We all deserve God's judgment but God sent His only son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. It is important to differentiate between the character of Christ and lifestyle issues. God's character is Love and He is patient and long-suffering with every sinner who is saying "Yes" to the plan of Salvation. However, the subject of God's Law is controversial among Christian Churches. The purpose for the Law that is far greater than many can realize. The law actually describes the characteristics of God and when we keep the laws we are living the Christ-like life. God kept the Sabbath; He rested on the seventh day not because He was tired but to be the example for us. When we are in Christ He is also in us. When we put God at the centre of our lives, seeking forgiveness and justifying grace, the crucifixion of self takes place. Also, when we internalize the great principle of Love; Love for God and neighbour. Temptation is always knocking at us; it is when we yield to temptation it eventually becomes sin. To live the sinless life, we must live the life of the Cross. We can be church goers but not Christians (true followers of Christ). Christ died for us while we were yet
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