It’s just the way I am.
It’s how God created me.
Nothing I can do about it.
How do you justify sin in your life?
Could be as simple as overeating or having one too many drinks.
But I deserve it, you might say.
Deserve what? Altering your body size or clarity of mind as a reward?
What if you like stealing. Could be from an actual store, or could be padding the expense report from work.
Again, you deserve it, I get it. Heard that before.
What if you’re attracted to the same sex? Bible calls that sin, too, when you act upon those urges.
But that’s the way I’m made, you say. Can’t help it.
Or even more popular: sleeping with your significant other outside the covenant of marriage.
Any sin can be justified. In our minds, we can satisfy our conscience with putting ourselves at the very top.
Don’t have time for children, so, putting myself first. I’m going for that abortion. After all, it’s my right.
Looking over these arguments, a theme emerges: justification of sin.
If you remove the moral plumb line, God’s decree of right and wrong, moral relativism moves forward.
That’s the notion right and wrong are different for different people who believe different things.
Societies fall when adhering to this philosophy.
And folks, we are close.
I’m justified to assault a judge because they ruled against my “rights”.
I am defacing this historical statue because it stands against my “rights”.
I am attacking a store owner because he won’t give my girlfriend her chips for free. That is her “right”.
Entitilism. Justification of sin. Demands.
All goes back to the moral plumb line of right and wrong.
C.S. Lewis reminds us “conscience is nothing more than the voice of God within our souls; the bridge that links the creature to the Creator.”
Pray with me for our homes, our country, and our world that the conscience of God deep within their souls will once again be heard.
We must return to listening to our conscience, created by God for determining what we know is right and what we know is wrong.
Justifying sin only allows it to continue with normalcy.
We all have tendencies to sin. Some greater than others. But justifying them as simply the way we are doesn’t cut it.
Take back responsibility, aligning yourself to God and the moral plumb line deep within your soul.
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Excellent Amy and amen!
Love, Aunt Ruth
Thank you, Auntie! Hugs!