August 2008

Overlook a small sin?

Story of the day:  Overlook a small sin

     Moody writes:  “Some decisions about what Jesus would do are as clear as black and white.  But sometimes the answer isn’t quite so apparent.  And yet other times, we know the right answer, but don’t want to do it.  One of those times is when nobody will ever know which choice we’ve made.  This is the time that Moody refers to as being “in the dark.”  At such times we think we can overlook a duty or commit a “small” sin because no one will ever know.

     But God has given us a conscience–and if we’re serious about doing what Jesus asks of us, we’ll find our consciences will never give us peace if we hold ourselves to a different standard in the night than we do in the day.   Violations of our conscience may not seem troublesome at first glance, but an uneasiness grows that can only be eased by confession and repentance.  A few such painful experiences and we quickly realize that choosing to do whatever Jesus asks of us day or night, is the fastest way to a good night’s sleep.”

Quote of the day:  Dwight L.  Moody

“Character is what you are in the dark.”

Bible verse of the day:  Romans 14:12

“So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving me a conscience to know right from wrong.  Father, as I live my life daily may the decisions that I make line up with Scripture that I might be walking and living in the Truth.  May I continue to raise the bar in my life so that the things that I do will be pleasing in Your sight.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen

2 thoughts on “Overlook a small sin?”

  1. Great post. I think this is why Scripture puts so much emphasis on guarding our hearts. When our heart is pure, centered, Spirit lead, we have a the ability to discern.

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