Tuesday, March 6, 2018 By Danika Higgins
Romans 2:3-5: Do you suppose, O man – you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself – that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of hid kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Do we let God’s kindness lead us into repentance or do we live in sin knowing God’s grace will abound?
I want to share a quote with you that I read recently in a book by Vaughan Roberts [modified].
“Fighting sin is not, first and foremost, about what we say no to. That “no” must always follow our “yes” to Jesus Christ, who has already said that most amazing “yes” to us.
As Heath Lambert writes:
‘You need to be the kind of person who fights for a close relationship with Jesus more than you fight against sin… When you find yourself working to avoid sin, you’ll know you’ve turned the corner… A living, breathing relationship with Jesus will drive sin out of your life quicker than anything else. When you turn your eyes to Jesus, there isn’t room for anything else in your heart because he fills it up.’”
Because we have been made new in Christ, we have the Spirit and the ability to fight sin in his power. We have been raised from death to life because of Christ. Just by saying no to sin is not enough. In order to experience the freedom that sin can have on us, we need to fix our eyes on Jesus and run towards him.
We can’t just run away from something, but we must run towards something else. And the only thing that is worth running towards is Jesus.
Run towards Jesus today. He will satisfy you far more than sin will. Let His grace and his kindness lead you to repentance.