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Hating sin and loving Jesus

By Elizabeth Prata

I totally get Paul’s lament in Romans 7:15: “For what I am working out, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate.” Every day I ask the Lord for opportunities to obey. For the most part I do, but sometimes I don’t. I hate that. I love Jesus and I want to make a Kingdom difference, but when He presents something I still balk sometimes. As Paul said, “I don’t understand what I do…”

There are a lot of serious illnesses, heartaches, and tremendous difficulties facing our people. Many people are hurting in some way or another.

I am so, so, so sick of sin, in other people of course- isn’t it easier to hate sin in others? lol, but I truly hate it worse in myself. I hate my sin!!! I’m convinced that the Bible’s promises of entering His rest (Hebrews 4:1) do not mean rest from labors. We will be doing a lot of work on New Earth and New Jerusalem. Adam was created to work the garden. I am convinced the verse means rest from our struggles with sin. In our glorified bodies in a sinless world, we will no longer have to guard every thought, control the tongue, fail, confess, obey, and repeat the fleshly cycle. It’s tiring. I can’t wait for rest. I really can’t.

The best part thought is that He is so present in the world, and so active and alive in us. He is so gracious to accept my repentance when I fail, and to bless me afterwards with a peace that He knows my heart (and loves me anyway.) I love Him so much. We have the truest God and the best God possible.


Christian writer and Georgia teacher's aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.

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