Acts 5:27-33; Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-20; John 3:31-36
The bible teaches us that our ways are different from the Lord’s. The apostles were condemned by the high priests even as they spoke the truth. Likewise, we too, tend to go our own ways than follow God‘s ways. It’s very easy for a person like me to fall into temptation, even as I am prompted by the Holy Spirit, and a regular care group meetings with people from the Light Of Jesus community. Oftentimes, I find myself giving false judgments, being sarcastic, lazy, and committing sins of omission, and the list goes on.
When we think of the same ordeal that Jesus went through whenever we sin, it helps us keep ourselves on the right track. Moreover, when we sin, as a consequence, we also sadden God’s heart.
Have you ever imagined gaining the trust of someone you love, only ending up hurting that person after we do something stupid? That’s what we are supposed to feel every time we sin.
I tend to think that I added weight to His suffering and caused Him to die on the Cross.
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness. In your compassion, blot out my sins.