"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow.
You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."
James 4:14"So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a
heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12
It was fairly easy to get rid of the "big" sins in my life, but I would overlook the "small" ones as no big deal, or I'd deal with that later. I know, I know...there really aren't big and little sins. There is just sin. That just goes to show how easily worldly thinking of sin can slip into our lives. Do we believe His word or not?
I also realize how wrong I was to overlook any sin in my life, and to arrogantly think I could deal with it later. I can definitely sympythize with Paul's "chief sinner" comment in 1 Timothy.
The more time I began spending in the Word with my Savior, the more He began to reveal to me how each of these "little" sins has grown and bloomed until I had a garden full of weeds. A wasteland. My Jesus didn't die so that I could be a wasteland. He died so that I could be forgiven, have freedom in Him, and show others what He is like for their joy and His glory.
And little by little, as each sin has been revealed to me, I have quickly repented - my heart heavy and pained for choosing to dishonor a Holy God with my words, actions, thoughts and deeds. Praise be to Him, for He is quick to forgive!
I will end with some verses from Scripture that I hope will encourage you, and that He would use them to reveal Himself to you today.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved!" Romans 10:13"...if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth the confesses, resulting in salvation." Romans 10:9,10
How wonderful is our God? That we deserve nothing, but He is gracious to offer us forgiveness and eternal life.
Here is a post that from twenty-one months ago that I shared that I felt fitting for this post. I hope you find comfort and hope in these verses.
"The LORD bless you, and keep you; the LORD make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26