06/23/2020 The Sinner

Full Disclosure: Not thinking, just posing.

Short and sweet today. I know this is late. My updates just aren’t happening on Saturdays. I have no excuse. I choose to prioritize my responsibilities for my eBay store (listing, shipping, etc.) over posting. Maybe I shouldn’t, but I do. It’s what it is in this season.

Bottom line for today: I’ve been thinking a lot about sin lately, and I am guilty, constantly guilty, of a variety of sins. Resentment. Bitterness. Envy. Pride. I could go on-and-on. Even as I pursue excellence and virtue, it seems that every sermon I hear reminds me of areas in which I fail to repent. In so many ways, my sin feels more entrenched than any righteousness. People don’t believe me when I tell them, but it’s true.

And yet, I have joy.

And peace (most of the time, anyway). Because I believe two very powerful things. First, GOD is TRUE and RIGHT and will make no mistakes. Whether I am in his hands or implicitly his enemy, I am certain that GOD will judge all the world and the inhabitants therein RIGHTLY and JUSTLY. Whatever he deems to see in my faith or its falsehood will be he correct assessment. Regardless of how I feel, he knows the truth. And I am so thankful that he has the authority of judgment and not me. Second, seeing my sin is a confirmation that I am not lost to it. I believe that if I could hear preaching and read the Bible and feel nothing—no need to grow, to change, to repent—then I would be far further from His arms. I am comforted that I feel sin in my bones and hate it when I see it.

I have far to go, but I am not too far gone.

And I am thankful for that today.

This is the face of a child enjoying his toys.
And it is a wonderful thing to watch (and sometimes, join the fun).