Nothing makes me sadder when we forget what Jesus went through for us. We spit in His face just as the Romans did every time we are selfish and prideful. When I think of Jesus dying for me I weep knowing that every lashing He took was a sin I committed against our Lord. I did that!! But because He loves me He took the beating and was humiliated because He loves me and wants me to enter His Heavenly House when I am through with this cruel world. He has a plan and a purpose for me and you. And I know His ways are better than my ways, therefor I trust and obey because there is NO better way!
6. Afraid of people or circumstances- Psalm 112:7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
Being afraid is a sin! If you are afraid and worry about anything you are committing a sin. Remember that God is in control and He has already planned out your life. And do not be afraid of people or circumstances. I am really good at dealing with this sin in this way. You will see in my further writing of this blog that fear controls a lot of other sin. I truly am not afraid, at least most of the time. My famous saying is “Don’t threaten me with a good time!” Meaning so what is I die I get to go to Heaven!! I am not afraid of death YEAH!!!
7. Afraid to confess Jesus to people– John 42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him.But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue;12:42
If you believe Jesus is who He says he is and you do not openly acknowledge Him you are committing a sin. I use to be very timid about my faith, but the more I know about God I really am not afraid of talking about Him. Don’t worry about what others think about you and your beliefs. Every time you acknowledge Jesus you are making Heaven happy. Who cares about what others think. You will not be here with them forever anyway just with those who go to Heaven where you will be with Jesus and so will other believers.
8. Unjustified Anger- Proverbs 27:4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? Proverbs 29:22 An angry person stirs up conflict, and a hot-tempered person commits many sins.
I love Proverbs. Anger is okay as long at it’s justified and under control. But we should never be jealous. If we are jealous we are breaking God’s 10th commandment, about coveting. Coveting means to lust over or long for, and if you are coveting than you can start to get jealous and jealousy is sin. Hot tempered people tend to do things without thinking, and often they are not happy. This person tends to look for an argument or a reason to have what I like to call “drama”.
Exodus 6:9- So Moses told the people of Israel what the LORD had said, but they refused to listen anymore. They had become too discouraged by the brutality of their slavery. 2 Corinthaians 12:20 – For I am afraid that when I come I may not find you as I want you to be, and you may not find me as you want me to be. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip,arrogance and disorder.
Sometimes when things are not going my way and I get angry I then become discouraged. God does not want us to give up or loose hope. This is the sin of being discouraged which for me comes from my anger of not being able to control the situation. Mostly this happens with my children, I do not find them the way I want them to be. Anger comes from being afraid. There are many times I have been angry about what I have found people doing and it’s because I am afraid. Why am I afraid at this point? Because I forgot God is in control of everything. That is why fear is something God does not want for us. As you can see in 2 Corinthians that fear can lead to anger and when people are angry they can cause a lot of problems. I am really working on this particular sin. I do not want to have unjust anger. I think it is important to remember that anger is okay, but it is not okay to sin in our anger especially if we are causing discord, or having feelings of jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. And in reality this all leads from fear!! Remember God is in control.!!
9. Angry with your brother Matthew 5:22 But I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.
The old saying don’t got to bed angry with your spouse. That true. If you are angry with someone you are SUBJECT to judgment. Call someone names is not okay we know this, but also we want to be sure our hearts are also free from anger. God will judge us based on what is in the heart. I found this below and thought this would sum up my thoughts about this 9th sin.
God sees what we are each made of. We judge by what we can see of a person’s actions; God evaluates the heart’s motivation. Some can act more moral by society’s standards because it is to their advantage to do so, but this behavior does not necessarily imply that their hearts are purer than those with less social incentive to behave morally. Although their options differ, most drug dealers operate on the same moral principle as the media networks, the junk food industry or, for that matter, some Christian publishers: “We just give people what they want; it’s not our fault if what they want isn’t what’s good for them.” This excuse does not absolve them of guilt, but the person with a straight track through college and into the work force has more incentive to choose a different path. Indeed, the intellectual elite in Western universities laid the groundwork for the sexual promiscuity that has destroyed family structures in many ghettos and made drugs popular as well has homosexuality. God evaluates us not only by our deeds but also by our character-what we are made of when no one else sees us.
When dealing with those closest to us, such as a spouse, we must humble ourselves and seek the other person’s best interests in love (as in, for example, Eph 5:21-25; Keener 1992b:133-83).
10. Anxious: Philippians 4:6 – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
God tells us not to be anxious!! I am not saying counseling is bad, but we forget that we do not have to be anxious! Yes I do get anxious sometimes. But my sin is that I forget to pray! I don’t ask, then I also forget to be thankful! How much worry would you get rid of if you asked God and then remember to say thank you! Thank you for what He has already done for you and thankful for what He will be doing for you.
Has I ponder these sins all of which I struggle with time to time I wonder if we would even need to have mental health counselors if we just did what God tells us to do. And then I know the answer is yes because we live in a fallen
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