Over the years, I remember preachers saying that sinners aren’t having fun, they just think they are. Some of them must be, I suppose, or it wouldn’t be so rampant.
We are all sinners.
I mentioned yesterday that sin can be gratifying. I wasn’t joking.
There is no way for a Christian to justify sin. If you make the choice to do it, own it. Make amends where you can, and ask forgiveness. Try a little harder to make better decisions.
The Biblical book of James…
Oh my (not so) goodness! If ever I need to be reminded (which is every day) how I should act since I do proclaim to be a Christian, all I need to do is read the five chapters of James. I can’t even get past the first one without realizing I need much work!
James 1:26 If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle
his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. (NKJV)
Yeah, already messed that up today,
and it’s early yet…and that’s only the first chapter!
Confession: When someone does something that makes me mad, or embarrasses me…I am not slow to anger. And I’m even slower to forgive. And if that is not enough, I like to make sure that the offender knows I’m unhappy with them! Sarcasm is a weapon I use, so is silence. And I’m wrong when I do it, but for some reason I feel gratified. (Can't wait until the 'S' entry, I can talk about "self.")
I think I need to go read the book of James again.
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