“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you…..”

Matthew 5:29


Each of us has sin in our lives. And we are not perfect, so we will continue to have sin in our lives. But some people use that as an excuse to keep sin in their lives, while others focus on overcoming that sin. That is the difference between real Christians and Casual Christians. Both are serious about sin. One wants to keep it while one wants to get rid of it.

We need to start waking up from our slumber and start paying attention to the fact that sin is the most dangerous and most destructive thing in our lives. It is no longer sufficient to believe that we can ignore sin and think God will be fine with it because He won’t be.

It is very unhealthy for Christians to have such a casual approach to sin. We think that God is nothing but a God of love, and that He loves us so much He will forgive us of anything.

Sin will also take you where you never wanted to go, it will keep you there longer than you ever expected to remain, and it will cost you much more than you were ever willing to pay.

There may be nothing wrong with eating some goodies, especially those marked “lite,” “choles- terol free,” or “low calorie.” But there is no such thing as “light lust” or “low-calorie greed.” Lust, greed, or sin of any kind and in any amount is always wrong.

Christians who are serious about pleasing the Lord will continually examine and judge their inner thoughts and motives. They’ll confess and repent of greed as a motive for making more and more money. And they’ll work at disciplining their thoughts and actions.

Enjoy a few “lite” desserts. But don’t fall for the idea that a little sinning is all right if done in moderation.

Sin promises the best, but pays with the worst; it promises honor, and pays with disgrace; it promises pleasure, and pays with pain; it promises profit, and pays with loss; it promises life, and pays with death.


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