If your sin bothers you, you have come to the right place! The true believer is grieved by their sin, and looking for a way out!
In some Christian circles, it is still fashionable to say, “I’m just a sinner, saved by grace.” Personally, I think that may just be a religious statement meant to sound humble. Sounds good, but is it true?
If you are truly the saved, I maintain it is not true. It was true maybe at one time, but if you are now the righteousness of God in Christ, how can it still be true? We are no longer sin-ners. Do we sin? Yes, we do, but we are not sin-ners. What that means is, we no longer PRACTICE sin. At least, that’s what the word of God says. Will you argue with that? The bible says we are the righteousness of God in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:21 “For He has made Him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”
Let’s break it down a little. The righteous (if you are truly saved) are no longer looking to find a way to sin. In fact, the righteous are looking to find a way OUT of sin. The righteous no longer WANT to sin. They stay as far away from sinning as they can! They struggle against sin. They cry about it. It upsets the righteous when they sin. That’s because they love God and want to please Him. There is a Holy Spirit on the inside of them who lovingly convicts them when they sin. They can’t be happy about sinning!
Unsaved people don’t behave that way. Some are looking to do more evil. That is the difference. Which one are you? Does your sin grieve you? That’s a good thing if it does. If it doesn’t grieve you, you should pray.
“For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins.” Hebrews 10:4 “But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God…For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:12-14.
That last part is perhaps one of the most hope-filled passages in the bible. That’s Jesus!