September 28th, 2018
Confidence Toward God
1 John 3:21-22 (KJB) Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. 22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. It is true, placing hope in God does not ever lead to a letdown.
A child of God is prodded in his or her heart about the presence of sin at work in his life, especially if he insists upon continuing in besetting sin. Spiritual poking originates from the Holy Spirit and is always in the best spiritual interest of a regenerated heart.
Obedience to God is the spiritual antidote to remediating pesky prodding!
Seriously, a child of God is never comfortable when allowing the presence of sin to remain at work in his life. It can be an impediment to his savoring and serving God. Condemnation can make a person irritable and spiritually cantankerous if he allows known sin to remain.
In fact, the Apostle Paul speaks about bearing a burden of sin in Hebrews 12:1, describing it as weighing a man down or impeding his fruit production on God’s course for him in this world.
Pleasing God includes removing the sin that the Holy Spirit pokes and prods a man about. Allowing God to eradicate condemnation spiritually liberates a godly man for completing the course God has given Him to accomplish. Recognizing sin without applying godly remorse hinders a man’s spiritual course in this world.