Thursday, April 12, 2007

Putting off sin

Faith may be a gift, but putting off sin is a choice. We can argue all day about how much faith is our doing and how much it’s God’s. Yes, God sometimes hardens a person’s heart to disobedience (Ex. 11:10; Dt. 2:30, Josh. 11:20, Jn. 12:40; etc.). But the whole scope of the Bible shows that each of us chooses whether or not to hold on to sin. So what will it be? Holding on to sin may give us pleasure right here, right now. But putting it away opens up a whole new reality.

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley

2 comments:

Kim said...

I've been having a conversation about this very thing with one of my kids. I cannot seem to make this child understand that we do have a choice. This child thinks she can't help it.

Thanks for this.

Milton Stanley said...

Glad you found it helpful, Kim. I'm praying it goes well both for you and your child. Peace.