1 John 1:5-7
The age old rivalry, Light vs Darkness. I used to be in the darkness, I used to not know the light. When you are in a dark place, you can vaguely see the light ahead, but you don't know it. I am a christian now though. So I am in the light, the light of God. If one is part of the darkness, they don’t know God. God is perfect and can’t have any sin in Him. So when I come to Him, I am cleansed, He doesn’t see me as what I actually am, which is dirty and rotten. Rotten to the Core. I like how Paul puts it in Romans 7:24-25-
O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from this body of death?
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh, the law of sin.
It’s that constant struggle between fighting off the darkness wit Jesus Christ, to be in perfect unity with Him inside the light. I have to always be fighting my flesh. My flesh is strong. My flesh is 19 years of pure pride and sinfulness just waiting for the next temptation to come my way so I may stumble and go into the darkness, but God. God gave me my new nature when I came to Him. Also the Spirit dwells in me, I am in the light now and I can flee from wickedness. I don’t have to sin. Paul says again in Romans 6:1-2-
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
God forbid! How shall we who are dead to sin, live any longer there in?
God forbid I keep sinning so grace may abound. So today I will think of Romans 6:1-2 every time I am knowledgeably sinning. Since I am wicked I don’t always know that I am sinning, it just naturally happens, I am not always going out of my way to do wrong, but when I do go out of my way to do wrong…I will dwell on these two verse.