Published: Tue Aug 15, 2023
Have you ever let a ding, on your new surfboard, go unattended for too long? Or have you had a small ding turn into a bigger problem, all because you didn’t deal with it? I know all of us have had a ding or two we let go too long.
I recently got a ding on the tail of my board. I let it go and kept surfing the board. The ding was like a sponge soaking in the water and the foam soaked up a bunch of salt water causing the problem to grow. I finally dropped the board off to get fixed. I was thankful to finally address the problem and will be able to ride the board again.
Well, sin has a way of decaying your insides, if it’s not dealt with.
Sin has a way of growing and becoming much worse, if we don’t deal with it.
We need to confess our sin and He is faithful to forgive us.
Made Alive in Christ
1 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
God sent His son. He has made us a new creation. We are saved by grace. For we are God’s handiwork.
What’s the one thing you have been putting off? What’s the one “sin” ding you need to confess in your life?
Oh, it’s small it doesn’t really matter; but you know you need to deal with it!
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