We were created in the image of God, to walk in the freedom of purity—not to live under the crushing burden of sin.

King David wrote:

“For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.” (‭Psalms‬ ‭38:4‬)

Why did he write this? Well, for over a year, David chose his sin over his relationship with God. When he finally repented and returned to God he said:

“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 and—the beauty of freedom when walking with God!

As was in David’s experience with Bathsheba, sin typically begins subtly. It may be a fleeting thought, an image, (like a beautiful woman) or a few whispered words. If we dwell on it, it beguiles us, wraps it’s smooth chains around us, and eventually–enslaves us. The most sneaky sins are the ones we don’t think are sins like worry, pride, fear, pleasure, and any thing that makes us independent 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 like slaves! (Romans 6:6-7)

When we repent, we replace our sin—with God’s glorious 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!

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