Today’s blog post will touch on the subject of sin as well as fulfill the weekly verse for this week!
“Therefore this is what the Holy One of Israel says: Because you have rejected this message, relied on oppression, and depended on deceit, this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant. It will break in pieces like pottery, shattered so mercilessly that among its pieces not a fragment will be found for taking coals from a hearth or scooping water out of a cistern.” -Isaiah 30:12-14 // NIV Translation
I was reading my Bible last night (I am on a mission to read all the way through) and I stumbled across this set of verses. At first I passed by them and continued reading, but when it was time for me to stop and pick out a passage to break down and study, this was the one I came back to. I realized that these three verses were much more than a part of my nightly Bible reading sessions. How many times do we read scripture and nod our heads and think “that’s a great verse” but then never come back to it again? I can tell you I’ve done just that more than once or twice. But something was leading me back to these verses, making me think twice before reading them and then moving on.
We’ve all gotten the lectures and sermons and Veggie Tale reenactments of sin, but have we actually taken the time to step outside of those things and learn about sin for ourselves? So last night I decided to take the time and study this verse to do just that.
Every single person on this planet right now has fallen to sin at one time or another. It doesn’t matter if you are the most devoted Christian walking earth, we all sin! And in some ways this is enlightening knowing that you aren’t alone in your imperfect walk to Heaven, but this knowledge can also be disheartening. It’s like no matter what you do or how hard you try, you will still be subjected to sin. And that’s very true but instead of thinking about it in such a negative light, think on the fact that we have a god who’s grace is so wide and love to covering that He will forgive us even in our darkest moment of sin. Even when we can’t see through our mistakes, we can turn to the Lord and know that through His word and His everlasting sacrifice of His only son, we have been saved. So instead of rejecting His teachings and allowing sin to destroy us as these verses say it can, we need to instead turn to Him. To know that we have the strongest being in the entire universe (and far beyond that) on our side is something to rejoice about. And next time you are feeling bogged down by sin and feeling like you have nowhere to turn, remember what the Lord has done for us. Also, below is a quote I found online that is a nice reminder of the fact that with God’s love you will be wiped clean of your past transgressions.
Thank you so so much for reading and have a blessed rest of your Monday! -Jordan