We were created in the image of God, to walk in the freedom of His way—not under the crushing burden of sin. When we choose to sin, shoulder an unnecessary burden. King David said: “For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭38:4‬) http://bible.com/59/psa.38.4.esv For over a year, David chose sin over his relationship with God. When he finally repented and turned back to God he wrote: “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. [Then]…I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin…Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.” (Psalm 32:1-5, 10) What an incredible description of the intense strain of sin!

Sin typically begins subtly. It may be a fleeting thought, an image or some words. If we don’t immediately get rid of it, it will beguile us, wrap it’s smooth chains around us, and eventually–it enslaves us. The most sneaky sins are the ones we don’t think are sins like worry, pride, fear and independence from God. Unless we confess our sin and and learn to hate it–it will continue to burden us and separate us from the freedom of God’s grace. God didn’t free us from sin just so we could go back to living as slaves! (Romans 6:6-7) When we repent, we replace our sin with God’s presence. It’s the ultimate trade off! God doesn’t live crushed by the burden of sin. When we are IN HIM–we don’t either!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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