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A Series on Sin Part 3: The Effects of Sin

A quote from this post by Jesus Alone “We are a very blind, self-righteous and hypocritical generation because of this.

The generation before us needs to own up to what they did to cause this mess, and our generation needs to grow up and own up to our mistakes.

If we continue to view ourselves as victims, then we will not get to a place of healing and empowerment. We will not get to a place of self-accountability, and that is something that we so desperately need!”
The bible speaks of the “7 deadly sins” some of which come to mind in the destruction of generations before us and continue in this generation – Pride, Greed, Lust (for power), all working against the loving nature Jesus portrayed and taught. These sins, and many others, are killing us and our planet.
Jesus Great Commandments are being pushed to one side for the love of earthly things and for acceptance and approval by others. Love God. Love each other. This, in itself, helps reduce the sin in our lives.

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When we go against the will of God—when we sin—we are doing things that destroy ourselves and others. For a person to understand the effects of sin, we must come to terms with the reality of our sinful natures.

It seems that our culture is full of declarations of positive self-image. We tell ourselves that we are good people. We are kind-hearted. We deserve more. We are enough just as we are. And so on.

I understand the temptation to do this, and there could be many causes. Here are a few according to my own limited experience and view of the world:

In part, we have a backlash of positivity after a generation of Christians that shamed people for their sins in a mean-spirited manner (I get that too. It’s easy when our values are targeted by those who hate us. We are called to…

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Prayer for the brokenhearted

3 He heals the brokenhearted    and binds up their wounds. 4 He determines the number of the stars    and calls them each by name. 5 Great is our Lord and mighty in power;    his understanding has no limit.6 The Lord sustains the humble    but casts the wicked to the ground. 7 Sing to the Lord with grateful praise;    make music to our God on the harp. Psalm 147:3-7 Heavenly… Continue reading Prayer for the brokenhearted

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Joy and Victory in Jesus — Drawing Closer to Christ

Psalm 118:24 24 The Lord has done it this very day;    let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:15 NIV, “Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!” This verse always brings me joy! It reminds me of God’s goodness toward us. He is always providing… Continue reading Joy and Victory in Jesus — Drawing Closer to Christ

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Wisdom Is Priceless

Young King Solomon, when God asked him what he wants, he said wisdom. And today we have Proverbs, written by the wisest man who ever lived, wisdom given to him by God

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For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. Proverbs 8:11

How valuable is wisdom? Are we starting to see a pattern throughout the book of Proverbs? Wisdom is far more valuable than any amount of money. But do people really seek wisdom? Are people really searching for truth? Many say they are but when confronted with truth, many develop their own set of beliefs to accommodate their worldview or lifestyle. This is why wisdom is so precious , to know the right way!

Jesus said Seek and you shall find, knock and the door will be open (Matthew 7) How many people are doing this? How many people are actually seeking God and truth? Eventually we are all confronted with the reality of life, death, morality,  and purpose…these are all questions we eventually ponder during our existence

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