Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
Are you using your liberty as an excuse to sin?
Take a moment and rejoice, the Lord can keep you from falling. The Lord can present you without fault; and He is excited to do it. When you think about the fact that He can keep you from falling, do you wish He would keep you from sinning as well? The thing is, to sin or not to sin, is your choice. You have to decide whether you will please God with your choice, before you make it.
Joshua 24:15a If you decide that you’re not willing to serve Him, then today is the day for you to choose whom you will serve, (The Voice)
Even though you have accepted salvation, you can choose to do something that is not pleasing to the Lord. Do you make that choice because you believe in the end, He is going to keep you from falling into the pits of hell; and He is going to present you faultless? Salvation means all the sins you have committed or ever will commit are washed in the blood; it also means God is does not look on your sin nor anyone else’s because He only sees the blood of Jesus. Does that give you the freedom to do whatever you want to do? Is that really the Christian life you want to live?
Romans 6:1-2 So what do we do, then? Do we persist in sin so that God’s kindness and grace will increase? 2 What a terrible thought! We have died to sin once and for all, as a dead man passes away from this life. So how could we live under sin’s rule a moment longer? (The Passion Translation)
Because grace abounds, do you sin because you know Jesus covered you under His blood? Absolutely not. Take the responsibility for your choices and your actions, value what Jesus did for you, and choose to live a life that glorifies God.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God’s blessing and God’s curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life. (Good News Translation)
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for sending Jesus. I thank You for washing me in His blood. I know when You look at me; You don’t see the sin I committed; You see the blood that was shed for me. I thank You Father, because of Jesus, I won’t end up in the pits hell. I thank You because You can present me faultless, no matter what I’ve done. The blood of Jesus covers me. I thank You for reminding me not to use Jesus’s Blood as freedom to live an unholy and ungodly life. I purpose to use my forgiveness as the foundation for a life that honors and glorifies You. I owe You my life for what Jesus did, so I choose You every day. I am thankful for His death. I appreciate being washed. So, I live with absolute and continual gratitude and I give You praise…