Progression of sin

Jeremiah 6:13-15 - "from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even to the priest, everyone deals falsely. They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time I punish them, they shall be cast down,” says the Lord."

Our sin brings many problems. It separates us from God and from others. It also eats away at our own character. One of the problems in what sin does to ourselves is that we get used to it. When we don’t repent completely, and go back to it, like a dog to its vomit, we actually get used to such filth. Even though it is garbage, it still feels good to our sinful feelings to covet. Dealing falsely with others, papering over problems gets us by in life, or so we think. It becomes a way of life. Our apathetic repentance can slide into no repentance at all. Then we no longer blush, or renounce sin. Then God gives us over to it. We laze about in a fatal situation, instead of taking action. Let us resolve to set things right. Before God right now we should all be beet red in the face, hot with embarrassment.


No comments:

Post a Comment