Friday, August 23, 2013

why sin is sin

 
as a child
 i thought as a child
as a child
i was told what to do
what to believe
a young mind
just told
to be good
a good son
to do good
to do what is right
not what is wrong
but yet i as a child
didn't fully understand
what made sin sin
why
sin is sin
there in in every classroom
upon every desk top
upon every wooden ruler
engraved the golden rule
but why
at home
in sunday school
i learned the commandments
but didn't understand completely
why sin is sin

what i finally came to see
as i grew
from day to day
that sin is sin
that wrong is wrong
because sin is what harms us
harms another
sin is death to us
sin is sin
because our Heavenly Father
isn't just trying to make us do good
for goodness's sake
but
sin deadens the soul
separates us from each other
separates us from who we were made to be and become
separates us from God
he can not tolerate sin
because it is sin that contaminates


sin like cancer
poisons the souls
of the ones he loves
he wants no harm
to come to us

so
through his son
Jesus
shown
love grace forgiveness
shared righteousness
shown
the way truth life
the way to become
good sons
good daughters
to aspire
to achieve
to become
to be
like our big brother
but sin is still sin
the chains from which we are free
chains broken
that we do not have to daily wear
we are unshackled
no longer confined
to the law of death
no longer confined
to flesh
now of the Spirit

now new creatures
i see
i see now
i clearly see
the definitive reason and why

because he loves us

desires for us to love ourselves
our neighbors as ourselves
our Father abhors sin
that which limits us
that which kills
cuts off from his love
separates us from him

God is Love

sin separates our fully knowing him
keeps us experiencing life fully

sin is sin
yet we are free
we are free
sin is sin
yet we are free
free


as a child
i could not see
not as far
as a man
i see a little further
a little further
ever walking in grace
ever walking in faith
ever learning
climbing
ever further

reaching beyond flesh
beyond sin
for him

"Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation - but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it.  For if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.  The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him we cry "Abba. Father."  The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.  Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his glory."
Romans 8:12-17
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