A Hard Lesson From a Great Teacher


How has the grace of God been teaching you to say no to sin?

Grace teaches us to say no to sin and to live righteous, upright lives.


What teaching method does Grace use to impart this valuable lesson?

My thoughts on this are not perfectly clear. This post is an opportunity for us to think out loud together on the answer to this question.

Here is what I have noticed happening in my life.

My view on sin has changed. Grace has peeled back the layers to show sin in a different light.

Sin is the opposite of love. Sin carries with it consequences that do harm to others. Sin hurts people.

When I sin, I miss the mark of love. I’ve seen my sin cause pain and hurt and sorrow in the lives of other people.

That is a terrible thing to see.

Under grace, sin is more than just a violation of law. Gratifying the flesh is no longer just a decision of should I or should I not or can I get away with it?

Grace lifts my eyes so that I see that my decisions do affect others. Then it reminds me to abide in Christ, to trust and rely on Him to live his life through me.

How has the grace of God been teaching you to say no to sin?

By the way, we couldn’t ask for a better teacher.


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