When we think about the subject of sin, our minds might initially go to the biggies – murder, adultery, stealing. In fact, when I was in middle school, my Sunday school teacher would use the biggies as his examples – “let’s say you’re doing drugs, or you murder someone.” I could detach myself from the illustration and therefore the lesson because I didn’t take drugs or commit murder. The message I told myself was, “I’m not that bad. I’m just a normal kid. In fact, I’m better behaved than most. Sure I do things I’m not proud of, I say things I shouldn’t, or entertain thoughts that aren’t wholesome.
- Is there something you’re entertaining that you tell yourself is no big deal but you know is disobedience to God?
- What is creeping into your life that you need to stop right now?
- Is there a sin you have given space to in your life that started off small but has grown into something that now threatens to devour you? If so, what is your next step?