Lenten Journey Day 12 – Redefining Sin

“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ~C.S.Lewis.

C.S.Lewis once stated that he had nothing to offer his readers in regards to solving the intellectual problem raised by suffering…he was quoted saying, “when pain is to be born, a little courage helps more than much knowledge, a little human sympathy more than much courage, and the least tincture of the love of God more than all.”

Sin, humanity’s dirty secret. Not so much but our attitudes toward “sin” often is our defining of others more so than ourselves. Pride gets the best and worst of us from time to time. We for one reason or another find it easier to see the sin in others lives before we see it in our own, why is that? Pride, and the lack of ownership I believe are two contributing factors. The fact is long before we take our first breaths outside of our mothers womb, we are sinners. No one is immune from sin, we all start life out as sinners…fact. Another fact, Jesus took our place on Calvary. Jesus paid the ransom for all of our sins, salvation is free to all who will surrender to Him, ask for forgiveness of sins and open our hearts, minds and souls to Him. Inside of “redefining” sin, lets acknowledge our sin and talk to God more, as we seek His will knowing we were born sinners and by the grace of God we are redeemed! Hallelujah!

Ephesians 1:1-10 “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.”

Psalm 2:1-12 “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed, saying, “Let us break their chains and throw off their shackles.” The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. He rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my king on Zion, my holy mountain.” I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”

Preparing for Easter C.S.Lewis
The C.S.Lewis Encyclopedia by Colin Duriez
~Blessings and Peace~