“Let’s Get Sad Over Sin” 8/03/2018 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

“Our Daily Bread”     http://odb.org

The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie    http://www.harvest.org/devotional

           Image result for Picture of being sad over our sin Bible

 Written by Wally Fry  for “Truth in Palmyra”  @   https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com

 Original post @  https://truthinpalmyra.wordpress.com/2018/08/02/faith-in-action-lets-get-sad-over-sin-2/

Faith In Action-Let’s Get Sad Over Sin

faith in action

James 4:9

Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.


Read James Chapter 4 here

 Is James telling us here to be sad, sober, gloomy faced Christians? Just a cursory reading of that might lead us to believe that way. But, that is not what James is saying at all.

As always, we have to look at anything we read in God’s Word in light of the context in which it appears. James is still talking about God’s grace for our daily lives and how we can best get our hands on it so to speak.  He has just finished teaching about making ourselves pure in heart and mind to properly approach God. Now he is simply talking about our attitude toward sin.

Sin in our lives should make us sad. We should be distressed and upset about the sin in our lives, as an affront to a Holy God. In other words, we should certainly never take joy, or rejoice in, our iniquities.

Remember David, repenting over his sin with Bathsheeba? He recognized that the true sin was not against even the man he had murdered, but against God. We see this in Psalm 51, when David prayed to God, “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned.” Paul even instructed the Corinthian Church this way in the great Love Chapter, when he issued this instruction,  love “Rejoiceth not in iniquity

If we even pause for a moment to consider how our sin came to be paid for, we could never be anything but sad about it. A great, great price was paid to cover the debt of our sin. Because of the price Jesus paid on The Cross, our sin should never be something to rejoice over, but should cause us much grief.

There is a song which captures well the attitude believers should have over sin in their lives.

 

Feel The Nails By Ray Boltz

They tell me Jesus died
For my transgressions
And that He paid that price
A long, long time ago

When He gave His life for me
On a hill called Calvary
But there’s something else
I want to know

Does He still feel the nails
Every time I fail?
Does He hear the crowd cry
Crucify, again?

Am I causing Him pain?
Then I know I’ve got to change
I just can’t bear the thought
Of hurting Him

It seems that I’m so good
At breaking promises
And I treat His precious grace
So carelessly

But each time He forgives
What if He relives
The agony He felt on that tree?

Does He still feel the nails
Every time I fail?
Does He hear the crowd cry
Crucify, again?

Am I causing Him pain?
Then I know I’ve got to change
I just can’t bear the thought
Of hurting Him

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

Do you still feel the nails
Every time I fail?
Have I crucified you, Jesus
With my sin?

I’m tired of playing games
I really want to change
I never want to hurt You again

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord

********************************************************************************

P.S. (from bruce)   If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ??  Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ…   https://godsmanforever.com/2016/12/19/the-gospel-of-our-lord-jesus-christ-12182016-written-by-bruce-r-mills/

To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?q=Picture+of+being+sad+over+our+sin+Bible&rlz=1C1VFKB_enUS610US619&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjArd3K9c7cAhWpr1kKHTbzDlsQsAR6BAgEEAE#imgrc=tOR50L862J6rkM:

 

 

Advertisements

About Godsmanforever

I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
This entry was posted in Bible, Catholic, Christ, Christianity, Daily Devotion, Exortation, faith, God, Gospel, Holiness, Hope, Jesus Christ, Love, Mercy, Peace, Praise, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to “Let’s Get Sad Over Sin” 8/03/2018 Written by Wally Fry for “Truth in Palmyra”

  1. Wally Fry says:

    Thanks for sharing, Bruce

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Wings Of Poetry

Layers Of Life

Reprobate Typewriter

A Writer's Performance Space

David's Blog

Messages of light and hope to encourage and inspire.

Tammy's Reading/Writing Life

A mother, wife, writer, teacher, coach, book fairy, and runner that has random thoughts about lots of topics!

Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

WRITING IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Mo-Mentum

Always Move Forward

To Wonder at Beauty

Celebrating the magic of an ordinary day

Simranjitkv

Welcome To My Page!

Fearless Kay

Personal Blog / Self-Development / Weekly Challenges / Sharing My World With You <3

New start

changing my mindset and working towards my goals

His Beloved

"I do not write these things to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children" 1 Corinthians 4:14 Copyright © Kayla Rivers All Rights Reserved

Lance Sheridan

~Plaited Poems~

UptightPrettyGirl

Sharing my happiness and lifestyle with others.

Story Teller

Single parent to a son with Autism and ADHD / Journey of my Christian Walk

Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

This Just SoCS

Because I'm addicted to Stream of Consciousness Saturday

Catch a Falling Star

The official blog for Michael Beyer, author of 'Catch a Falling Star'

Betty Bekham

This blog is about sharing inspiration and motivation stories based on real life, imaginary life based on current affairs and creativity

Moda-Creative thinking

Creative thinking

Pencliff

A Community Of Creators Working To Inspire People All Over The World

UndeniablyUnbreakable Blog

It cost $0 to brighten someone's day

*UNBREAKABLE QUEEN'S LIFE LESSONS DIARY*

Breaking Free From The Past, In Hope For A Bigger & Brighter Future

Optimistic Soul

Me.. Era !

itslifelyn

Travel blogger. Educator. Budgeting mom. Outdoor blogger. Hiker. Hunter. Camper. Gardener.

Diary of a would-be novelist

One day I hope to finish my book

Kiran Athrey

Wandering through beauty of words..!!!

The Inspired Scribbles

Quests through communication

The Flowers of Art

In the kingdom of life, with the strokes of the brush, the bow and the pen, artists have sowed their hearts to contrive, fields rivalling in beauty the Garden of Eden.

J. Ojanpera

Author, poet

The Untraceable Girl.

|| Because writing is a necessity, a drug and an anecdote for survival. ||

Ambitious flyer

Life is an unexplored book, We learn things randomly

Sunshiny SA Site

Kavita Ramlal, Proudly South African

Renard's World

My Personal Space On The Web To Post Anything That Tickles My Fancy

Scribbler in the Sand

Bringing positive vibes as I ride the wave of my life.

Fiction is Food

Existing in a different World

bits and bots

kim a. howard

Amy Keeley

Creating Fantasy and Mystery With Words

Andrea Lundgren

Book Coaching, Reviews, and Writing Tips

Write on

Rosemary Johnson's writing blog

Debs Despatches

Writer & Life Coach, Book Reviewer & Random Scribbler

Jennifer Shelby

story hunter, author, and keeper of imaginary beasts

Project Blacklight

Bringing the thoughts in my head into the light

Finding My Way Out

Writing & Beer, Not Necessarily In That Order

%d bloggers like this: