"O God, Thou Knowest My Foolishness; And My Sins Are Not Hid From Thee."
Nothing you do is hidden from Him, not in the light nor under cover of night, He knows what you are going to do before you do it yourself so don't bother trying to hide it, thinking maybe He isn't looking.
I have covered sin before on here however today I want to cover "Little White Sins".
There are 10 Commandments to live by and by now you should all know them, major rules, given by Him, for us to follow...
Breaking them is considered a sin, regardless of whether you commit murder or cheat on your spouse or covet your neighbor etc...
The punishment for breaking the rules is death, plain and simple...
If you break His commandments, don't ask for forgiveness & don't repent, you are risking your soul.
Romans 6:23 - "For The Wages Of Sin Is Death; But The Gift Is Eternal Life Through Jesus Christ Our Lord."
Those are His words not mine...
However, the 10 Commandments aren't the only sins to be broken.
Each day, every one of us sins, don't tell me you don't, because you aren't God therefore you sin just like I do.
Little white sins are things you don't even think about, yet they are still very detrimental to your Salvation and you need to be more aware if you are committing them.
A sin is a sin, major or minor, to Him, it just doesn't matter.
Have you ever been in a grocery store, say about 5:15pm, trying to get some things for dinner, knowing the kids are hungry "Right Now!!!", spouse will be home soon and you still have a million and one things to do before you are able to get some sleep?
You head over to the "express checkout" with your 10 items, only to end up behind someone with 56 items, and a cashier who is slower than molasses, what is it you are thinking? If you are anything like me, you have a running conversation in your head with yourself about how that person should have gone to another line, the store should hire someone who can ring people out faster and dang it why won't they open another "express" lane???
Lack of patience (I am very guilty) my friends isn't a good thing, by being impatient, you are causing yourself to lose out on some blessings. (1 Samuel)
Next time you are standing in line, remind yourself that there is a reason for it...
Did you ever think that those few extras minutes just prevented you from getting in a really bad car accident?
Perhaps those few extra minutes gave an animal a chance to get across the road instead of being hit by you in your rush to get home.
Do you avert your eyes when you see someone standing on the corner holding a cardboard sign?
Is it because they are dirty? Shoeless? Standing by a rusty shopping cart with their meager worldly possessions stuffed inside? Do they frighten you and the way you see the world? Do you pre-judge and say "They should get a job instead of begging" or maybe you think they are doing it because they have nothing better to do with their time?
Think you are better because you have a house to go to while they sleep under the bridge? You have plenty of food in your cabinets and they have none? You wear designer clothes and have enough outfits that you don't have to wear the same thing twice in three weeks while they wear the same 2 outfits?
Sorry to break it to you, however you aren't any better.
You have ZERO clue as to why they are standing there, so really, who are you to judge them?
Ever think maybe they have mental issues?
Perhaps a woman escaping a horrific home life filled with abuse and this is all she has right now?
A teenager who has run away from a lifetime of sexual abuse and has landed on the streets because no one would help them?
In John 15:12 it states; "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you."
In John 15:17 it states; "These things I command you, that ye love one another"
Same book, same passage, only 5 verses separates the two.
His law clearly states we should love each other as He loves us...
Not just the "good ones" or the "clean ones" or the ones that you see sitting in Church on Sunday -
It doesn't say love some of them, it says, "Love each other as He loves you".
Each thought you have, each deed you do, each word you say has the capability to be sinful or Godly.
As Christians we are supposed to be a blessing to others...
How in the world are we going to bring others to Him when all we do is fill the square on Sunday and come Monday-Saturday we are morally bankrupt?
Cursing, drinking, partying, cheating, lying, stealing, judging others, etc...
And then come Sunday we want to raise our hands in Praise, ask for Forgiveness and once again start another week doing the same things we just asked Forgiveness for.
It can't work this way my friends...
If you are going to live for Him, follow His rules and bring others to Him, you need to do it 24/7/365, not just when it suits you.
Others will judge you, make fun of you, persecute you, hate you...
Mark 13:13 "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
I ask you this...
Would you rather be hated for loving Him now or would you rather be hated in death by Him for disobeying?
Watch yourselves my friends, we need to make a conscious effort to keep from committing the little white sins, because they are just as big as the major sins.
Give Me Your Eyes For Just One Second
Give Me Your Eyes So I Can See
Everything That I Keep Missing
Give Me Your Love For Humanity
Give Me Your Arms For The Broken Hearted
Ones That Are Far Beyond My Reach
Give Me Your Heart For The Ones Forgotten
Give Me Your Eyes So I Can See