Do you sometimes brush aside, ignore, justify or even accept sin in your daily life? I think we all do.
When was the last time you sat down and thought back over your day or week and intentionally searched your thoughts and actions to identify sin and repent?
“Small sins” like thinking angry thoughts about a teacher, telling a little white lie, rolling your eyes while a parent is speaking to you, or snitching a chocolate bar from your little brother’s candy bag without asking, don’t seem like a big deal to us, and you might think they don’t really affect anyone else so it’s ok.
But none of those things reflect how God wants us to treat others, and they will affect your attitude and your relationship with God, even if your brother never notices the missing chocolate.
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
As Christians we are called to actively root out sin in our lives so that we can reflect the gospel to the world. How can we effectively do that, if we don’t even take the time to recognize how we sin everyday and guard ourselves against those same sins tomorrow?
Take some time this week to think back over your day, pray and ask God to show you the “little” sins that you might be overlooking.
Just because we know our sins will be forgiven doesn’t mean we should continue sinning like an unbeliever. Of course, we can’t be perfect, but with the Holy Spirit living in us, we can change.