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September 21, 2008

Never ceases to amaze how instinctual, even in a new creation, selfishness is.  You know the situation will probably work better for everybody, yourself included, if you think about other folks first, but that drive to look out for self is overwhelming.  Clouds your thought.  You choose to ignore what you know to be true.  And that right there is the nature of sin.

Ugh.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2008 9:49 pm

    I don’t understand..

  2. September 22, 2008 7:09 pm

    Those in Christ are a new creation (2 Cor 5:17-21), but yet we still wrestle with sin (Rom 6:11-14). In the case of this post, the sin at hand is selfishness. God blesses serving others, not yourself; serving others usually results in good stuff for everybody.

    Even with that knowledge, I still can ignore the truth (serving others is better) and do what serves me.

    Overall, sin is essentially knowing what is right, but choosing to do something else.

    Hope that helps.

  3. Maria permalink
    September 23, 2008 6:17 am

    yep I understand. You are going to be a wonderful teacher by the way..

  4. September 27, 2008 3:40 pm

    Ugh indeed!

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