Friday, March 22, 2013

35 Reasons Not To Sin by Jim Elliff

1.  Because a little sin leads to more sin.

2.  Because my sin invites the discipline of God.

3.  Because time spent in sin is forever wasted.

4.  Because my sin never pleases but always grieves 
God Who loves me.

5.  Because my sin places a greater burden on my spiritual leaders.

6.  Because in time, my sin always brings heaviness to my heart.

7.  Because I am doing what I do not have to do.

8.  Because my sin always makes me less than what I could be.

9.  Because others, including my family, suffer consequences due to my sin.

10.  Because my sin saddens the godly.

11.  Because my sin makes the enemies of God rejoice.

12.  Because sin deceives me into believing I have gained, when in reality I have lost.

13.  Because sin may keep me from qualifying for spiritual leadership.

14.  Because the supposed benefits of my sin will never outweigh the consequences of disobedience.

15.  Because repenting of my sin is such a painful process, yet I must repent.

16.  Because sin is a very brief pleasure for an eternal loss.

17.  Because my sin may influence others to sin.

18.  Because my sin may keep others from knowing Christ.

19.  Because sin makes light of the cross, upon which Christ died for the very purpose of taking away my sin.

20.  Because it is impossible to sin and follow the Holy Spirit at the same time.

21.  Because God chooses not to respect the prayers of those who cherish their sin.

22.  Because sin steals my reputation and robs me of my testimony.

23.  Because others once more earnest than I have been destroyed by just such sins.

24.  Because the inhabitants of heaven and hell would all testify to the foolishness of this sin.

25.  Because sin and guilt may harm both mind and body.

26.  Because sins mixed with service make the things of God tasteless.

27.  Because suffering for sin has no joy nor reward, though suffering for righteousness has both.

28.  Because my sin is adultery with the world.

29.  Because, though forgiven, I will review this very sin at the Judgment Seat of Christ, where loss and gain of eternal rewards are applied.

30.  Because I can never really know ahead of time just how severe the discipline for my sin will be.

31.  Because my sin may be an indication of a lost condition.

32.  Because to sin is not to love Christ.

33.  Because my unwillingness to reject this sin now grants it an authority over me greater than I wish to believe.

34.  Because sin glorifies God only in His judgment of it, and His turning of it to good use... never because it is worth anything on its own.

35.  Because I promised God He would be Lord of my life.

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Sandy said...

only 35 reasons?? Actually by #2...yikes...Conviction...Praising God for His Goodness, Holiness, Forgiveness and even His discipline

Dr. Mac said...

You're no doubt right, Sandy, there are many more than these 35... but these'll do, won't they..
Yes, He is to be praised continually for His every attribute!