As Christians we all sin. No matter how hard we try to live right, we all stumble at times. We are all human and we live in a fallen world that is harassed by sin.
However there are four things that help me when I sin. I have shared these in my sermons over the last few years and I thought I would share them here.
- God looked for man when he sinned in the Garden of Eden – Genesis 3:8 tells us God called out to man to find him. Even after the first sin, God pursued Adam.
- Jesus died for our sins – Romans 5:8 says that Jesus died for us while we were still sinners. He paid the price for our sin.
- God gave us a way to get right with Him – 1 John 1:9 tells us that God provided confession as a way to get right with Him when we fall short.
- We have an Advocate in heaven – 1 John 2:1 reminds us that when we sin Jesus pleads our case before the Father in Heaven.
These things help me to remember that God is on my side. He knows I will fall short at times and He has provided ways for us to be right with Him.
These four things give me comfort knowing that when I sin, forgiveness and restoration is just a prayer of confession away.