Wow! Great ready. I feel like I am on a roll this morning. Seldom do I write about sin. I mean, sin is a touchy subject. It is hard to name a particular sin without hitting someone’s indignation button. Well, what do you mean ___________ is a sin? _______________used to be a sin. It isn’t anymore. Really! Sin is what God tells us it is. Not what your particular denomination tells you. Not what your best friend tells you. Not what current culture tells you. I believe we know sin by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. And, I believe, if you are sensitive to the Holy Spirit, then this very moment, God is alerting you to your sinful behavior. Perhaps, your sin could even be your attitude toward sin. Think about that one!
Now, don’t get all hostile. I know that I am a sinner in need of God’s grace. But this morning, I am feeling deeply concerned by our society’s blasé’ attitude. Sometimes I think we believe sin is what someone else is doing. Look at him. Why would he/she do such a thing? What were they thinking? Or, do we even recognize sin when we see it? We see sinful behavior portrayed on television as perfectly normal. Do we even cringe at foul language anymore? Is cheating acceptable if it gains a victory? Is lust acceptable if it feels good? When is lying justifiable? If it gets you the job? Ponder this week: What is sin? Is my behavior pleasing to God? Listen for the Spirit’s promptings. Linda