Thursday, September 15, 2011
Spots on My Glasses
Isn't that how it is with sin in our lives?
When the sin (spot) first appears, we find it quite irritating. We notice that it's harder to see (Jesus), so we quickly repent and ask forgiveness. Jesus forgives us and easily removes the spot.
But left unchecked, after a while that little sin (spot) becomes more tolerable. We didn't deal with it when we first noticed it, and now we don't even realize it is there. Sure, our view (of Jesus) has been compromised, but we've learned to deal with it. Slowly, over time, the sins (spots) have become to accumulate, distorting our view.
Repenting now means more work. When it was just one sin (spot) it was easy to remove, but now . . .
Just like with the spots on our glasses, sometimes removing sins results in smudges. We notice it more and it requires a little more work to clean. We need to be wiped a little harder in order to remove all the traces of our sin.
Have you left spots (sins) unattended on the lens of your heart? I encourage you to deal with them now. It may require some hard wiping, but it will be worth it - you will see Jesus clearly.
Just something to think about.
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