Wednesday October 1, 2014
Matthew 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.”
Hmmm. Okay. Nothing will move, at least law wise. Yesterday Pastor Don talked about what the law does. It reveals the fact of sin, it reveals the occasion of sin, it reveals the power of sin, and it reveals how sin can be deceiving (coming from Romans 7:7-11). The law is the law and nothing can be changed from it, but by the grace of God and the blood of the Lamb, I will not be condemned. I still need to strive for perfection, although I know I can NEVER reach it, I need to still follow the laws and serve my God. I’m going to sin constantly and go against the law, but that doesn’t give me an excuse to just do it intentionally. It is still bad and it is still going against God. I need to remember to take it to the foot of the Cross, repent, and walk away knowing Jesus has it and it’s gone, He chose to forget it, so should I.
I think sometimes that’s my problem. I repent and ask for forgiveness, but sometimes I allow it to linger and I don’t forget about it. I beat myself up sometimes for it, not literally of course (haha). In doing so, I am not moving forward with God and I am letting that sin basically stay there. It’s like a trap for me to do it again. And not only that, but beating myself up about it is pathetic. God knew I was going to sin, I’m a wicked human being. He let it go, so should I. If I don’t I will be stuck going in circles forever without actually moving to the next step. I need to “LET IT GO, LET IT GO-OH…” J It helps to revert back to the “On Being a Servant of God” book by Warren W. Wiersbe, because I know it talked about this in that book. It was such a good book that gave me wisdom on some things.
Application: This is a continuous process, so when I sin, I know God will convict me. And with that I will take it to the Cross, give it to Jesus, knowing that He has forgiven me, and pray to move on, pray for a change in myself so I don’t do it again. Of course sin will continuously happen, but if the same one is happening all the time, then that is a heart matter, but that is a whole different topic…