Sin is a BIG topic. Too big for one article… but taking a few minutes to unwind some of the confusion, is worth a quick overview. As Christians, we often push the thought of sin out of our mind. Thinking, “that’s been dealt with and is behind me.”
But we live in a fallen world where we are assaulted daily by our enemy, who continually tempts us to sin—even as Christians. Things like gossip, anger, pride, fear, telling a little lie, etc. How should we deal with sin as a believer?
Romans 14:23 speaks of sin. “…for whatever is not from faith is sin.” If you are a professing Christian, being tempted to commit a sin, does not mean you are not born-again. It simply means you need to tidy up your house to have God’s fellowship.

An illustration of this occurred in Jesus’ day, when washing the feet from the daily dust was accomplished often, and symbolic of a believer picking up the corruption from the fallen world they live in. In John 13, Jesus shares this truth. “Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean;…” 

There was an initial point in every Christian’s life before they were saved, when they recognized their need for a Savior. They acknowledged Jesus as God’s Son, and repented of their sins, asking Jesus to take the controls of their life.

This is a cleansing process that deals with their sin, putting it under the blood of Jesus. When this occurs, we become righteous in God’s sight, as He looks at us through the perfect, flawless blood of His Son. Sin no long has dominion.

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins” 1 Colossians 13:14.

Although we are no longer slaves to sin and are covered by the righteous blood of Jesus, we can still sin—and do sometimes. At this point, sin has no power to separate us from our relationship with God, but it does have the ability to break fellowship. God is holy. If we are tainted with unconfessed sin in our life, His access is limited.

A simple definition of SIN is: An attitude or action in violation of the will of God. That covers a lot of ground, doesn’t it? Sin is the singular issue that has separated mankind from God. It is also the catalyst that brought Jesus to earth as a remedy for sin.

After Satan introduced sin into the world through Adam and Eve, every descendant has been born with a fallen sin nature. According to the Bible, there is not a single person who has ever lived, that does not need to deal with their sin. This is the largest worldwide problem that has, or ever will, exist.

Jesus is the only person in all of history who lived without sin. Hebrews 4:15-16 says, “We do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.”

For those who have not accepted the sacrifice of Jesus, they are still living separated from God and under the dominion of sin. Current research shows that about three quarters of all adults agree with the concept of sin. It is a widely accepted belief. Yet, these days it is less and less preached about from the church pulpit due to the “un-comfortability” it creates. However, if sin is not discussed, repentance is not preached. If repentance is not called for, the church becomes more and more compromised, creating people who are religious-minded, but not righteous. This effect will be the fulfillment of the following Scripture.

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Matthew 7:21-23.

Maintaining a soft and open heart toward God is our mission as followers of Jesus. This requires regular repentance… submitting to God’s Lordship in our life every day. Inviting Him to sit on the throne again today. Willingly giving Him control of our life. Choosing to continue learning more about Him. And allowing Him to “clean house” again… today. Asking Him to search our heart and reveal anything that is displeasing to Him. Repenting of the sins of omission and the sins committed… whether in attitude or action.

Repenting does not mean you are not born-again. It simply means that daily you desire unhindered relationship with your Father, and want to become more Christ-like. Repentance brings us back into intimate fellowship that any unconfessed sin hinders.

In Acts 13:22 we read what God thought about king David. I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.”

David was a man who sinned … yet he repented, and consistently pursued unbroken fellowship with God. In Psalm 139:23-24, David shares how he become known to God as “a man after God’s own heart.”

David humbled himself before the Lord often and gave God permission to search his heart and show him any sin. This daily housecleaning allowed David to remain in intimate communication and fellowship with God. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” 

Jesus explained that walking in fellowship with Him, is a daily commitment. “Then He said to them all, ‘If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me'” (Luke 9:23).

The cross is where sin dies. As we deal with our sin often, being quick to repent, our fellowship remains intact and the fruits of that are glorious.

With God, nothing is impossible!

Dale and Paula Black



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