Thursday, March 05, 2009

2009 Lenten Devotional and Prayer Guide

March 5

 

Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” (John 8:34)

 

The terrible truth is that one who sins is the servant of sin. That means sin has power over him that he cannot break. Sin has power in the corrupt nature of every one of us. So long as we live in the flesh, we shall never see it entirely conquered in our lives. Spurgeon said, "There is enough tinder in the heart of the best of men to light a fire that shall burn to the lowest hell, unless God shall quench the sparks as they fall." However holy we may become, we always need to be kept back from the worst sins. Of ourselves, we can expect nothing but the consequences of sin.

 

But sin, with all its power, and our complete powerlessness to fight against it, has a master. Its power is NOT so great as that of Him who came forth from God to conquer sin and death. However much we may be humbled by sin and our weakness we can rejoice in John 8:36. "If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed". There is no other hope, because nothing more is needed.  [Written by: Eric]

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