A Sin Free Life
“For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it.”
In scriptures like the one above the Bible is telling us that all of our sins are important. I realize that people have a tendency to want to place a value on the type of sins. For instance most would say murder is a horrific sin, but that telling a little white lie is not bad. In the sight of God both are still a sin, and nowhere in the Bible does God make a distinction about the severity of them. He does not rank them by their importance, or tell us to never commit the first six as they are really bad sins, and that the last four are not really all that bad. His words tell us just the opposite and that all sin is bad and must be avoided. Other scriptures tell us “And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.” 1st John 3:5-6. These are powerful words that tell us just how important it is to lead a sin free life. With such powerful scriptures in mind, please do not take your daily walk with God too lightly, and try to justify any sin in your life. You need to avoid any sin, whether you consider it small or large, as God does not put a value or ranking on any kind of sin. Once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior you are expected to remove all sin from your life. John 9:41 “Jesus said, If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” When you accepted Jesus into your heart, your sins were forgiven to that point, but if you continue in sin, your guilt remains. Jesus expects your life to change after you accepted His gift of salvation, and wants you to remove all sins from your daily life.
Pastor Robert William Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Six