April 06, 2021
Stop Enjoying Sin!
Hebrews 11:24-26 (KJV) By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
God uses the recorded passages here to give us a lesson about faith. In ancient times, God uses Moses’s life to drive home the importance of turning from sin and focusing our full attention on God. This truth still rings true today.
Sometimes people want the best of both worlds. They want to live in their favorite sin and serve God on their terms. I hope you know that this lifestyle is impossible. God calls us to savor and to serve Him and to allow Him to remove sin from our life. Yes, we die to ourselves and live unto God!
The life of Moses gives us a godly example. Faith placed in God is the spiritual fuel that allows a man to stop sinning and serve God. It will enable any regenerated heart to lay his life down and to pick up the responsibilities that God has willed in his or her life. God has something He desires each of us to serve His eternal kingdom while we sojourn in this world. God did not place us here without individual expectations set upon our lives.
Addiction to sin, of many enticing flavors, can shorten our shelf-life in this world and earns us an address outside of fellowship with God in eternity. The presence of evil on this earth is serious and undoubtedly destructive to every sin-harboring soul.
Look at the life of Moses. His life, along with many others, declares volumes about loving, serving, and savoring God. It speaks of the importance of obeying God and confessing and renouncing our individual sin nature, handing over our lives to serving God rather than sin. In a nutshell, it tells us to enjoy God and hate sin.
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