So I went to the Dentist yesterday. Leading up to it, and while I was there, I couldn’t get this out of my head (the first minute or so):
That’s our attitude
If you think about it, our attitude about sin is much like Brian’s attitude about the doctor’s office (and mine with the dentist). We know how God feels about certain things, we say we won’t do what He doesn’t like, and will do what He wants us to, but then have a total disregard for our promises and fall back into it again.
God isn’t a doctor
Fortunately for us, God isn’t like that doctor. He doesn’t condemn those who are his people for not doing what they’re told. Through the shed blood of Christ, God forgives our sin and enables us to do good. So when we do sin, he will convict us and call us to repentance. It wont be out of religious guilt (Look what happened to you because you didn’t obey me). It will be out of love for his people and his glory. We serve a gracious God who is always willing to take us back, even with the negative effects of our sin.