Posted by: thaishin | January 10, 2011

Sanctification and sin

I used to think that the motivation to try not to sin again is because we don’t want to crucify Jesus at the cross again with our sinful thought, speech and action. But, in my experience, sin occurs naturally within us because of our sinful nature. Even if we are able to control our speech and action, sinful thoughts still occur. Our love for Jesus is not vast enough to prevent us from sinning or else we will be trying to be God. So, I guess we have to acknowledge the reality of our fallen nature, not to think that Jesus is not able to withstand our sins again and again, not because we want it but we cannot help it. And finally, we have to repent  again and again once we sin again and again.  Don’t get me wrong, we should exercise self control in speech and action but my point is we cannot exercise self control in thoughts because they occur naturally.

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  1. I believe Paul has also shared about his struggle with the sinful man, at the same time when his new inner man wants to do God’s Will.

    So it is indeed difficult.
    But that should humble us and make us poor in spirit.

    Furthermore, it is possible, at least from what Scriptures tell us, that if one were to submit and yield to God at all time, then he can live a sinless life.
    Jesus is the best example! All God but also all Man.

  2. from the Philippine Islands……I agree with your thoughts and your words. It is hard to be good. That is why we need Jesus as Savior.

  3. Thanks guys for your comments

  4. Reference from scripture with regards to capturing of every thought:

    2 Cor10:5
    5Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
    -kjv

    5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
    -niv 2010


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