Does Your Sin Bother You?
Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Psalm 51:11-12
Sometimes when you go out and witness, you knock on a door and a man comes out and says, “Yeah, I used to go down to that church. I guess you could call me an old backslider, ha, ha, ha.”
He’s not a backslider. He’s as lost as a goat. No backslider says, “I’m just an old backslider, ha, ha, ha.” If you know God and you’ve been saved, His Spirit has come into you. And the Holy Spirit in you is grieved when you sin. You don’t laugh about it and make jokes about it. I want to tell you, the most miserable person on Earth is not a lost person; it’s a saved one out of fellowship with God.
If you are truly saved, God will carry you to the woodshed when you sin! You can know for sure that you truly belong to God if your sin bothers you. Look inward. Does sin grieve you? If you are saved, it does. Better said, it grieves the Holy Spirit residing in you.
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