Thursday, October 1, 2015

How Sin Happens



It Is Written, James 1:15,  then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.
I think by now most of us realize that God does not tempt us, in order to test us.  He never tempted anyone.  satan is the source of all evil, and he is the tempter.  He even tried to tempt Jesus.
satan puts all kinds of thoughts in people's minds, hoping they fall for what he is saying.  To clear up a point that some people may not know, you cannot control what thoughts you get, but you can control what you do with them.
Sin begins with a wrong thought that satan gives us.  If you reject that thought, it is not a sin.  satan cannot make you accept what he tells you.  It is your decision.
The Bible says "as a man is in his heart, so is he."  As Jesus taught, accepting wrong thoughts is the same as doing what ever the thought was. Matthew 5:28, but I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her, has already committed adultery with her in his heart.  That shows you the importance, of accepting or rejecting satan's temptations.
If it is in your heart because you accepted it, and it breaks a commandment, it is sin.  Another thing about sin, comes from James 4:17 if you know to do good and you don't, to you it is a sin.
Sin does not happen by accident. You must choose to sin. You must consciously go against God's law.  The whole reason for Jesus coming to earth and suffering and dying on the cross for us, was to atone for our sins, because there is no way we could possibly keep from sinning.
The standards that Jesus set, are impossible for man to live up to.  The good news is, we are forgiven by Jesus atoning blood.  Praise the Lord, and do your best. God understands.  Have a blessed day.
Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me.  Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen