Am I Sensitive To Sin?

I got a lot of feedback on the iron joke yesterday. Let me take it another direction. When something hurts you, you tend to want to avoid it. No one likes getting hurt. No one likes the feelings and pain that it brings. Yet, there are people who entertain themselves with pain. Sick as it might sound, but these people get so used to it that it hardly hurts anymore.

Sin, according to God, should bother us. It should make us feel bad. God clearly hates sin, and if we are to imitate God, we should hate sin too. Sin pushes us away from God, our loving Father. Yet, what happens when the world is full of sin? Do we, like the pain expert, get so used to it that it no longer bothers us?

Look at how Isaiah felt when he was confronted with his sin:

“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips” Isaiah 6:5

Look at how Isaiah felt when he was confronted this the reality of sin. Thoughts going through his mind were most likely “vile, grotesque, nasty, detestable.” He knew that sin bothered him.

Do our sins bother us? Or have we allowed this culture and society to soften our responses to the sins we encounter? There are many who sin so much they don’t even feel the effects. God does not want us to be immune to sin, but rather to be sensitive to it . It should bother us and move us to repent and confess it to God. Ask Him for help in changing our hearts.

Something to think about for the day: “Am I sensitive to sin?”

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One response to this post.

  1. Our sensitivity to sin will be in direct propeortion to our abiding in Christ. The more we abide in Him, the more sensitive we will be to anything that would come between us. To abide in Him is to reject sin.

    As for our culture, it is a sin sick, judgment bound generation that we must reject if we want to live.

    More on that in the latest I posted in my blog (linked).



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