Are you sick of sin? (2 Peter 2)
Lot was sick of sin!
In high school I had a Christian punk band called “Misplaced Cargo.” One of our songs was called sic of sin (Sic was a cool to spell it I guess). It was about how we were sick of all the sin around us.
A righteous person will eventually get sick of the sin in their life and the lives of people around them. Peter describes an Old Testament character named Lot who lived in the city of Sodom. Here’s how he dealt with the wickedness of that city.
“Yes, Lot was a righteous man who was tormented in his soul by the wickedness he saw and heard day after day. So you see, the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials, even while keeping the wicked under punishment until the day of final judgment.” 2 Peter 8-9
Lot was tormented in his soul by the sin around him.
Do you feel the weight of the sin happening in your city? Does your heart break for the people enslaved to their sin?
A repulsion toward sin is an evidence of the Holy Spirit working in your life.
The Spirit inside of you will not like the sin that you see around you or in you. But here’s the good news..
“the Lord knows how to rescue godly people from their trials”
No matter how bad the sin it is around you, take comfort God knows how to rescue his people. No temptation is too great for you to say no to (1 Cor 10:13). And even when you make a mistake (we all do) ask God to forgive you and rescue you. Jesus died for your sins so you don’t have to be punished for them!
Ultimately Jesus will rescue us from all evil by taking us to Heaven! We will be free from temptation and the very presence of sin! So next time you are suffering and ask like David after the dentist, “Is this going to be forever?” The answer is no!
Answer in the comments section… Why do you think it is so easy for us to get desensitized to the sin all around us?
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