May 9, 2014

Nature's Law

When you see a proud, insensitive, critical, harsh, judging and condemning Christian, please don't quicky jump into conclusion that Jesus is as bad. Those things are the opposite of what Jesus taught. 

We admit that we're not all there is. Being a devout Christian actually makes us aware of our serious pitfall in life.....that is our sin. We want to love God's kind of love, yet everyday we struggle fighting against our sinful nature. 

We're aware that superiority complex is a serious issue in God's eyes, because God is the only rightful judge (not us). We live by grace, yet we often condemn those in different frequency of faith. We want to respect people, yet we too often mock and kill people's reputation by our selfish tongues. 

Those are sins. And it's not about 'we' or the 'non-we' because everyone struggles with the same sinful nature. In our head I know what I want to do, to love and to bless people, but in my sinful nature, I keep on doing the things I don't want to do. Do you get the irony? Have you ever felt that irresistable pull to be foolish, selfish, and immature?

It's so hard to resist sin. But thankfully by God's power, it's possible. I know it's true, because it's the truth. Me believing in it or not got nothing to do with it being the truth. Thank you God for Your words of wisdom, thank you for revealing Yourself in ways most understandable by us. Thank you for being present in this wicked world. Amen. 

Romans 7:14-25
We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 

As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. 

For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 

Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me.

What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!