What bothers me is that I’m not supposed to love my sin, after all I have been a Christian for a long time. Shouldn’t I hate sin and rail against it. Aren’t I suppose to flee from evil, just like Joseph ran away naked from Potiphar’s wife? I suppose to hate what is evil and cling to what is good, right?
Why is sin such a prevalent part of my life? And more than that why do I love it, coddle it, make excuses for it, and embrace it as if I would die without it?
Because I am by nature a sinner?
Wait you might say doesn’t the Bible say that when we become a Christian the old things have gone and the new has come? And why did Paul say that the things he wants to do he doesn’t do, but the sinful things he doesn’t want to do, he still does? Why did he still struggle?
I understand the duality of our nature. I understand that our spirit was brought to life but sin still holds sway, but that doesn’t make me feel any better.
So, my prayer today for myself is that God would help me to WANT TO hate my sin, because most days I don’t.
Thank God for Jesus….He has and is and will be the One who makes up for my sins, weaknesses, and failures through His cross and by His Grace.