August 8th, 2017
Psalm 51:5 (KJB) Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
All mankind is born with an innate sinful nature at work in his hardened heart and his flesh.
There are two divisions or “spiritual flavors” of sin. Sins of commission and omission.
The flesh carries a strong pull or desire for craving an almost endless variety, or flavor of sin. To desire a sin is a strong hunger, but unless a person acts on their desire, it is a strong intention or is “spiritually calculated,” but not considered a sin until it is acted upon.
When a man makes a choice to act on a sin or to commit sin he has given “life” to his thought or desire which has been relentlessly at work in his mind and heart.
There are also sins of omission. These are sins which a man does not yet recognize is a sin. His conscious does not yet distinguish it as sin. However, mankind is repeatedly pricked in his heart about the nature of sin as a whole and can, and often does, choose to ignore even the obvious spiritual prodding of God.
Discernment or judging of sin is always done in accordance to the standard God has set forth in His Word.
Therefore, a man is not born and naturally labeled as a Sodomite, a drunk, a thief, a liar, an adulterer, a child abuser, or whatever “flavor” of sin(s) he prefers in his weak flesh.
Mankind is born with a propensity for sin. Mankind chooses his own favorite “flavors” or preferred brand of sin. A man feeds his hungry flesh with sin it craves unless he or she has a new Spirit of God at work in his softened heart, which craves and desires to please God rather than his own flesh.