As long as we lived that old way of life, doing whatever we felt we could get away with, sin was calling most of the shots as the old law code hemmed us in. And this made us all the more rebellious.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another–showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. All who indulge in a sinful life are dangerously lawless, for sin is a major disruption of God’s order.Surely you know that Christ showed up in order to get rid of sin. There is no sin in Him, and sin is not part of His program.
Romans 7:5 ~ 2 Timothy 3:16 ~ John 3:4-5
Life Application Notes:
There is a difference between committing a sin and continuing to sin. Even the most faithful believers sometimes commit sins, but they do not cherish a particular sin or continually choose to commit it. A believer who commits a sin can repent, confess it, and find forgiveness. A person who continues to sin, by contrast, is not sorry for what he or she is doing. Thus, this person never confesses and never receives forgiveness. Such a person is in opposition to God, no matter what religious claims he or she makes.
Jesus came to the world with a purpose ‘to save sinners’ Matthew 1:21 “She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus–‘God saves’–because he will save his people from their sins.” He came to earth because we cannot save ourselves. He came to be our Savior from the power and penalty of sin. He came to teach us how to recover with God’s help and move forward to living lives worthy of His calling.