Tuesday, August 11, 2009
35 Reasons not to Sin
Recently I was looking at the Rebelution's most recent article from Steve's blog about "35 Reasons not to sin." I thought it was so awesome that I thought I should share it.
35 REASONS NOT TO SIN
-Because a little sin leads to more sin.
-Because my sin invites the discipline of God.
-Because the time spent in sin is forever wasted.
-Because my sin never pleases but always grieves God who loves me.
-Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.
-Because in time my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.
-Because I am doing what I do not have to do.
-Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.
-Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.
-Because my sin saddens the godly.
-Because my sin makes the enemies of God rejoice.
-Because sin deceives me into believing I have gained when in reality I have lost.
-Because sin may keep me from qualifying for spiritual leadership.
-Because the supposed benefits of my sin will never outweigh the consequences of -disobedience.
-Because repenting of my sin is such a painful process, yet I must repent.
-Because sin is a very brief pleasure for an eternal loss.
-Because my sin may influence others to sin.
-Because my sin may keep others from knowing Christ.
-Because sin makes light of the cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin.
-Because it is impossible to sin and follow the Spirit at the same time.
-Because God chooses not to respect the prayers of those who cherish their sin.
-Because sin steals my reputation and robs me of my testimony.
-Because others once more earnest than I have been destroyed by just such sins.
-Because the inhabitants of heaven and hell would all testify to the foolishness of this sin.
-Because sin and guilt may harm both mind and body.
-Because sins mixed with service make the things of God tasteless.
-Because suffering for sin has no joy or reward, though suffering for righteousness -has both.
-Because my sin is adultery with the world.
-Because, though forgiven, I will review this very sin at the Judgment Seat where loss and gain of eternal rewards are applied.
-Because I can never really know ahead of time just how severe the discipline for my sin might be.
-Because my sin may be an indication of a lost condition.
-Because to sin is not to love Christ.
-Because my unwillingness to reject this sin now grants it an authority over me greater than I wish to believe.
-Because sin glorifies God only in His judgment of it and His turning of it to good -use, never because it is worth anything on it’s own.
-Because I promised God he would be Lord of my life.
I hope this is challenging for you! I know I want to be more like my Savior ! Do you?