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What Will You Do With Sin?

Man's greatest problem is sin. It wrecks lives, marriages, homes, relationships, etc. Worst yet, it separates from God. What shall we do with sin? There are 3 possibilities.


Can a man go several days without sinning? What about a month? Could he make it one year? Why even discuss it? In all of the history of man, only one man has lived without sin. He is our Savior Jesus Christ (1 Pet. 2:22). But as for the rest of us, the Bible says that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).

The man who claims he has never sinned is called a liar by God. "If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." To make such a claim is to call God a liar because He says you have sinned. "If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us" (1 Jn. 1:10).

To live without sin is surely the goal of every Christian as he awakens each day. But to make it to heaven on absolute sinlessness just isn't going to happen for us.


This brings us to a second possibility. We can make the conscious decision to die to sin. This means that we strive at every moment to put sin to death in our lives. The process began at baptism when the old man of sin was crucified and buried. The Bible says that "our old man of sin was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin" (Rom. 6:6).

A man approached his friend and asked, "Are you still smoking." The friend replied, "No, I quit." When asked how he did it, he said, "I died to it." That's the idea!! It may be that we occasionally sin, but the rule of our life is that we are dead to sin. It no longer rules us (Rom. 6:11-12).


The worst of all possibilities is to die in sin. There is no hope for such a man. The man who dies in sin experiences death's terrible sting (1 Cor. 15:55). Satan's venomous stinger poisons the man bringing him to the second death, separation from God for all eternity (Rev. 21:8).

What shall you do with sin? Will you live without it, die to it, or die in it?