Archive for February 18th, 2009

weeping1One thing that has disturbed me over the past couple of years is the lack of remorse I see in people over their sins. People just don’t want to admit when they are wrong and will sometimes give a half-hearted apology when they feel that there is no other alternative. As a Pastor I have witnessed people only apologizing to each other to make themselves look good instead of feeling bad over how they have wronged someone else. I fear that Christians could be approaching God with a half-hearted attitude when it comes to sin in their lives. Growing closer to God means feeling greater remorse for our sins. It means that we are striving for a closer relationship with Him at all times. James 4:8-10 says;

Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up.

If we will take these verses seriously we would see greater improvement in our life with God and others inside of the Church. Each of us is so quick to point our fingers at one another, but we need to always take a closer look at ourselves first. Not dealing with sin and grieving over it stifles our relationship with God. Are you the type of Christian who is sorrowful over your sin or you the type that just doesn’t give it much thought? Before we get caught up in style or programs lets get back to some basics and learn to deal with sin properly.

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