Devotional Nuggets

Devotional Nugget #3: The Sinning Christian

We know that anyone born of Godย does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil oneย cannot harm them.

1 John 5:18

When we become a child of God, we’re expected to put away the old person for we’re altogether a new creation (Ephesians 4:22-24). Our thoughts should no longer be ours. Our old ways should no longer linger. Our hearts should no longer be deceitful. If we really and truly believe and belong to God, then why do we keep sinning? Some of us wilfully sin, but call it a “mistake”, a “flaw”, an “imperfection”! We can dress it up beautifully and call it whatever we want, but a sin is a sin.

We live in a world where temptation is always on the rise. We foolishly think that we have everything under control without relying on God only to be dragged back to our youthful lusts which God tells us to flee (2 Timothy 2:22). We all sin (Romans 3:23), but when we come to Christ by faith, He cleanses us of our sin thus we’re born again (John 3:3). God doesn’t make us righteous, He declares us righteous (Romans 5:1) for we’re stillย in the flesh and there’s always going to be a constant battle between the flesh and the spirit. You’re going to lose some, you’re going to win some, but if we’re fully surrendered to the control of the Holy Spirit, we’re going to win those battles constantly (Galatians 5:16-17).ย 

Jesus showed us the way out. When He was tempted, He “offered up prayers and supplications with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death” (Hebrews 5:7). We have to continually submit to God allowing the Holy Spirit to work in us for the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him (Acts 5:32) and He works in us to transform us into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29).

As long as you’re fighting and resisting the lust, you’re not sinning. It’s going to be a continuous battle for the Spirit of God and the flesh are at war.

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Today’s Reflection

In Matthew 5:48, Jesus wants us to strive for perfection as it is God’s standard for us. However, Jesus knew that in reality, we would fail that standard for we’re still in the flesh hence the reason why He died for our sins (Romans 5:8).

21 thoughts on “Devotional Nugget #3: The Sinning Christian”

    1. To God be the glory. I can never take credit for the work He’s producing through me, but I am happy that you like the series thus far. ๐Ÿ˜„Thank you, chica, and may God continue to bless your walk with Him.

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  1. Well said Diana. Each of us battles our imperfections, and only Christ’s blood can offer us a pathway to salvation. Your testament reminds me to continue reading God’s word and dedicating time for prayer.

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    1. Thank you kindly. Amen! No matter the battle, there is only one way through salvation. I, too, need to spend more time in prayer. May God continue to bless and guide you.

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  2. Praise the LORD. I love that He gives us an out on all sides. The LORD really wants us to succeed. He does not set us up to fail. He tells us the right path, shows us too. He guides us through His Word, and Spirit. He also tells us we will fall. We won’t always make the right choice but He will use that “fall” to His glory. AND He will not forsake us for the fleshy weakness. It is all for His glory. We are for His glory. Again I say praise the LORD! LORD, thank You for using my Sister Diana to spread Your Word, and message in such an easy to understand way, not clouding it with her “self” but letting You shine through. Hallelujah, Amen!

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    1. YES!!! AMEN!! He knew us before we were born and He knew just how He was going to use us for His beautiful glory! Let’s continue to make a joyful noise unto our eternal Creator! โค

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