I sure hope so! I know that you sin. Every day. Many times in a day. In thought, or word, or deed you sin and continue to fall short of the glory of God. John tells us that if any man says that he does not sin he makes God out to be a liar. The question is not whether you sin and the question is not even do you grieve over your sins or do you confess your sins. I hope you do!! My question is do you ‘struggle’ with sin? Are you at war with sin (see 1 Peter 2:11)? I have been reading a lot lately about ‘struggles’ with sin, especially as it relates to the scourge of pornography in the church (among males and females, young and old). I see this term over and over again–struggle. What does a struggle look like?
It looks something like this!
Are you at war with sin?
War looks something like this:
Too often professings saints look more like this in their ‘struggle’ and in their ‘warfare’:
If we are looking for opportunities to sin (which pornography entails), if we are harboring and bringing up bitter thoughts, if we are refusing to forgive, if we are making provisions for the flesh, we may be grieved by our actions, but we are not struggling. Let us struggle and let fight as well as grieve!