*Word Si Myth*
In the last article, we talked about likeness to God. Transformation into His image as we behold Him, His glory.
And we all, with unveiled face, continually seeing as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are progressively being transformed into His image from glory to [even more] glory, which comes from the Lord, the Spirit.~ 2 Corinthians 3:18 AMP
Today I want to bring us to see, why do we still get tempted to sin, and more often than naught, succumb to this sin, if we are now in God’s image? Does that mean that God is also tempted? Does it imply that God also sins? Certainly not!
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God” [for temptation does not originate from God, but from our own flaws]; for God cannot be tempted by [what is] evil, and He Himself tempts no one. ~ James 1:13 AMP
James puts it outright that God is not tempted, he goes a step further and states that God doesn’t tempt anyone.
This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. ~ 1 John 1:5 NLT
John clearly says that in God there’s no darkness at all. So does that mean that if we sin once in a while we’re no longer in God? Does it mean that every time we sin we are cast away from God’s presence?No.When you’re employed, you can be fired anytime you mess up. But with your own parents, they will correct you time and again until you grow into the adult they will be proud of having raised.
And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. ” ~ 2 Corinthians 6:18 NLT
Same thing with God. He relates to us in mercy and grace. He is patient with us. He corrects us in His love, moulds us into the image of the Son, that we may be presented to Him blameless on The Day.
For the good that I want to do, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. ~ Romans 7:19 AMP
Paul confesses in Romans 7:14-20 that he doesn’t understand why he sins when his intention is to do good, to please God. But he admits that it is the flesh which is still in him. So now what, do we surrender to sin, certainly not! We wage war against the flesh to bring everything that pertains to us under the subjection of the Holy spirit. This is a journey. It is for us to trust God that He will walk with us through the journey. That He will hold our hands all the way. That He will restore us everytime we fall in sin. And also that when we do sin, we be quick to rise from the darkness into His wonderful light.
But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. ~ 1 John 1:9 NLT
Keep Shining, you’re the Light!
Keep Trusting, He’s your Guide;
God Bless You!
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