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Monday, July 7, 2014

To Sin Is To Rebel

"Sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death" (James 1:15)

Some of you will object to my saying this - but it is my opinion that in Christianity we have overemphasized the psychology of the lost sinner's condition.

We spend time describing the sinner's woes and the great burden he carries until we almost forget the principle fact that the sinner is actually a rebel against properly constituted authority!

That is what makes sin sin! We are rebels, we are sons of disobedience. Sin is the breaking of the Law and we are fugitives from the just laws of God while we are sinners. We are fugitives from divine judgment.

But thankfully, the plan of salvation reverses that and restores the original relationship, so that the first thing the returning sinner does is confess: "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in Thy sight, and I am no more worthy to be called Thy son. make me as one of Thy hired servants!" (see Luke 15:21).

Thus, in repentance, we reverse that relationship and we fully submit to the Word of God and the will of God, as obedient children!

Dear Lord, You didn't come to this world to condemn but to save sinners. I pray that Your Spirit will do His convicting work in the hearts of many seekers today. Amen

~A. W. Tozer~

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