Showing posts with label #believe. Show all posts
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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Do You Think Sin is Progressive?

Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord, thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
                                Matthew 22:37


This is the first commandment, according to Jesus.

     Personally, I think we get down obeying with our heart and soul. Even with our strength as another Scripture says. We follow Christ with everything in us, but we have a problem when it comes to our minds.
 
 

     Our minds take in our reason

                           logic

                           desire

                           imagination

                           memory

                           will

 
Sometimes we hold back a little part of desire, a big chunk of self-will. We rebel in some small area which grows into a mountain of unbelief.

 
Have you ever had one bad potato in a sack of potatoes? If you leave them alone and don’t pull out the bad potato, what happens?

All the potatoes get rotten and black.

 

 That’s the way it is with one little sin. Just like rotten fruits or veggies, sin in one area contaminates other areas. If we serve God every way but have one sin, one thing that’s too important to us, something that comes before God in our mind, and we leave it alone and don’t get rid of it,  that sin overwhelms our Christian walk.

****I found I added dishonesty to overeating by lying about the food I ate or bought.

 

****I added envy to my overeating because I had no self confidence.

 

****I added resentments to my envy because I saw hurts and betrayals with everyone in my life.

 
Now, instead of one sin, I had four sins.

 The basis for it all was unbelief, not believing God would control my compulsion if I left it with Him.
 
 
   Is there any area in your life, in your mind that's rotten?
    
     SIN IS PROGRESSIVE.
    
     Give it to Jesus.