Some people are convinced that living without sinning is a physical impossibility. Some even think that a little sinning is “sexy”. Some people use the words of Jesus: “He who is without sin cast the first stone”, to state that nobody is without sin, whether you are saved or not! Surely it is a constant battle to choose not to commit sin. Sometimes we succeed, but sometimes we fail. One thing is clear and that is, that God’s Word doesn’t give anyone the permission to sin.
Christianity is about two kinds of people. One does see themselves as average humans and don’t take the consequences of sin so seriously, because God is going to forgive them anyway. The others do their out most best not to commit sin and live a holy life. In a time like this, the last days, we see that the line between saints and sinners becomes very thin and vague. It almost seems that the world and some “Christians” take the price that Jesus paid with His life and His Blood for granted. As a matter of fact this is the exact reason why He died and paid such a great price so that we have the strength to choose to resist sin. Even in this time where holiness has turned into something that is outdated we are, by the power of Jesus, able to live a holy life to the fullest. When Jesus told someone not to sin anymore, he was not making a fool of himself. He knows what we are capable of. We know also that God hasn’t changed his mind on the subject so it is possible for anyone to live a life without sinning!
Scientifically it has been proven that the human brain is working on what you put into it by your words. It conserves the words, it images the words, it feels the words and it attracts the words. This is also written in the Bible: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made (even your thoughts and actions); without him nothing was made that has been made. (John 1:1-2/ NIV). So what kind of words do we consume and let our minds, actions and character let get shaped by? Not for nothing the Apostle Paul said we need to change the way we think. If you are doubting: to sin or not to sin it is possible that you have adopted a lifestyle of just sinning and be forgiven anyway. Or maybe it is the “pleasures of sin” and actually “nothing bad will happen, or “everybody else in church is doing it so it is no big deal” thinking that makes you choose to sin. And yes God is merciful and full of grace and if we confess our sins He will forgive us, for sure! “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means”… (Rom 6:1-2 NIV). Mastering to become dead to sin does acquire to continuously consume the Word of God by reading the Bible and attend the sermon. Jesus paid a price so that we can be forgiven of our sins and have the strength to choose not to sin anymore. Surely the temptation of sin will come, but it will have nothing on you!