Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sixteen Lessons to Learn About Sin

I'm not sure where I originally found this list, which I probably printed off years ago... but I just found it while going through some papers, and plan to go through it with the kids. (I did an internet search so that I could give credit to the person who compiled the list, but he isn't familiar to me, so the mystery as to where I found the list remains!)

  1. Temptation can come when I least expect it. I must always be on my guard.
  2. Sin often happens when I am not positively engaged in godly activities (when I'm not doing what I am supposed to be doing).
  3. I usually have a chance to stop myself if I would only take it. (1 Corinthians 10:12)
  4. Sin has a way of finding me out... it will be brought to the light.
  5. Trying to cover up my sin only makes things worse.
  6. One sin often leads to another.
  7. Sin tends to harden my heart.
  8. Even if no one else is aware, God is aware.
  9. It is easier to be outraged at someone else's sin than my own.
  10. To sin is to look for good outside of God's perfect provision.
  11. Sin never satisfies.
  12. Sin always has consequences.
  13. Heartfelt repentance is the only appropriate response to sin.
  14. While my sin has many manifestations, it has only one root -- a heart that craves something more than God.
  15. Because of the cross, God does not treat me as my sins deserve.
  16. While sin affects my life, it need not ruin my life.

Source: A sermon by Mickey Connolly on lessons to be learned from David and Bathsheba.

4 comments:

Sherry said...

What a great list! I will share it with my little ones as well!
Thanks so much!

Bridget said...

Oh... and so very convicting! I will have to print this for present and future... maybe daily reading :-)

Victor Mowery said...

Good stuff.

FlaggardFamily said...

Thanks! This is so helpful!