Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Why Don't I See my Sin?
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Romans 3:10-18. The reason I love it is because it reminds me just how vile, miserable and depraved I am. And even more importantly, I need to be reminded of this daily because it is so hard for me to see my sin and yet there is nothing any sweeter than bringing my sin to the Savior and feeling that blessed forgiveness through Christ's blood. So, why don't I see my sin? Well, for one, I think this darned "task oriented" brain of mine gets in the way. It keeps me more focused on the here and now and the "doing doing doing", instead of heavenly things. The other is obvious as well, I think I am a pretty good person (pride, pride and more pride). My mind and thoughts like to focus on the good things I do and the sweet side of me, whose doesn't? And yet God's word brings me back to truth, real truth, cause in Isaiah 64:6, God tells me that "All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts (what we think are good things) are like filthy rags (in God's sight); we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away." I am so thankful for God's Word that brings me back to reality. My sin does sweep me away and I am often blinded to the magnitude and frequency of it. I love how Romans 3:11 and 12 says it so plainly: " None is righteous, not one; no one understand; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one." "God use the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to the sin in our lives so that we will see our even greater need of YOU our Savior, our only hope."