Monday, July 10, 2017

DAILY DEVO...we are born into sin but don't don't have to live in sin


God sees and knows all about our frail minds and hearts. We are ALL sinners, in fact, the Bible says that we have "all sinned and come short of the glory of God." (See Romans 3:23)

God knows exactly what sin and weakness we are prone to. So does the enemy. This is the battle that we must contend with; to what extent will our sin take us?

The way I see it, we have two choices when it comes to our sinful nature; 1. We bend and allow our sin to dictate who or what we become or 2. We surrender to God and we let Him mold us into who or what He wants us to become.

We surrender or we fall. We live for God or we live for the flesh. We accept God or we deny Him. The choice is really ours to make. 

God remembers that we have all been born in sin. I'm not saying that babies are bad, however, every child born (because of the sin of Adam and Eve ) is born into a world full of sin.

God has given each of us a choice as to what we will do with that. No parent has to teach a 2 year old to disobey. Actually, they have to teach them how to act right (to NOT disobey) because acting wrong is just common nature.

Likewise, Christ wants us (His children), to learn to act right and put away that old sinful nature that we all have.

(Psalm 103:14) "For He knows how we are formed, He remembers that we are dust."

God doesn't want us to live in guilt over our shortcomings but He does want us to make wise choices...He wants us to choose Him over anything else that the world tries to offer.

God does accept us as we are, but thankfully, He doesn't leave us as we are. 

Let Him mold you and make you today as you choose Him and not what makes you weak. 


TODAY'S SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Kings 14-15, Acts 9:1-16, Psalm 103:10-14   

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