I am a believer. I also am a sinner. By no means am I perfect. I have my flaws and I have my “things” as you would call them. The things we hate about ourselves and wrestle with to contain, to put down. Don’t we all? If not, you would be perfected in Christ. The only way I see to be perfected in Christ is to be with him in paradise. 1 Corinthians 6 tells us to not be deceived. It tells us in vs 9-10 that “neither sexually immoral, nor idolators, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, not thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God.” As a sinner it is easy for me to start thinking about all that I have done wrong. And the worrier in me begins to wonder - what now? But vs 11 says “But you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God.” And here’s what I got. I am a sinner, but I have been bought with a price and I am no longer my own. While believers can, and do commit these sins, they do not characterize them as unbroken life patterns. True believers who sin resent that sin and seek to gain control and victory over that sin. I am a sinner and I am a Christian. I am not ok with my sin and I seek daily to put it down at the foot of the cross, handing it over to the One who already saved me, and committing myself anew to His love, glorifying Him in all I do, as flawed as that may be.
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