As I cruised down the highway listening to the radio, a song caught my attention, but not in the way you would expect, like what’s the title and who is singing. I missed all of that! What I did catch was the point of the song. Suddenly, my focus was sin’s dreadfulness. Immediately, I was overwhelmed with my sinful thought-pattern of coveting life’s sugar-coated offerings and how seldom I am consumed with the weight of sin that I may be dragging around. How little do I view these sins as an offense against my heavenly Father!
When Isaiah saw the vision of the King of Kings as described in Isaiah 6 and the central attribute of God’s holiness, his sinfulness stood in stark contrast.
In that moment in the car, my sin was offensive, and I began to question: For whom do I live? God or me?
As I continue to learn to trust the Lord and lean into Him for needed strength and encouragement, I’m also taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5, NASB). Won’t you join me as we . . . lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us (Hebrews 12:1). So . . .
WHOM ARE YOU LIVING FOR?
When we think too lightly of sin, We think too lightly of the Savior.C.H. Spurgeon