Daily Bible Verse:              Genesis 18:1

‘Then the LORD appeared to Abraham in the heat of the day, while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent.’

- What a thought, that at the moment of the greatest heat, the Lord appeared.
- Could you believe, that at your moment of greatest difficulty, He could arrive?
- Yes, He is never late, and His timing is always impeccable.
- So wait with expectation, and see what He will do in your situation.

Prayer: Lord, just as Abraham sat, in the heat of the day, and saw You appear before him, so I will believe that no matter how challenging my situation may be, You will arrive to rescue and deliver me. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse: Genesis 18:1
‘Then the LORD appeared to Abraham in the heat of the day, while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent.’

Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 46:1
‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.’

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What Is Sin?

August 5, 2019


I sin when I come short of the standard God has set before me (Romans 3:23). The pass mark for an exam is 50. If you get 49 marks you have failed. If someone else gets 5 marks he has failed. It is no good you saying, “I did much better than the one who got 5”. You have both failed.
50 - Pass
49 - Fail
5   - Fail

You may think you’re not so bad, better than most.  But that’s not the point, for not one of us has come anywhere near God’s perfect standard – Jesus Christ.  We can’t even reach our own standards.

We may not have done anything specially wicked. We simply are sinners because we are just not good enough. I sin when I live for myself. I sin when I say, ‘I’m my own boss, it’s my own life, I can do what I like with it.’ I sin when I refuse to put my trust in Jesus Christ. (John 16:9)

What sin does
Sin spoils!

Sin is like an ugly blot on a clean page. Being selfish, lazy, thoughtless, telling lies and dirty stories ruin one’s character. Sin destroys the happiness of a home or a friendship.

Sin spreads!

Sin is like weeds in a garden; if not rooted out, they will soon overrun it.  Little acts of dishonesty and disobedience soon become habits we cannot break.

Sin separates!

(Isaiah 59:1-2)
Sin is like a thick cloud, which blots out the sun. As a result God seems miles away. God is pure and holy. He hates sin. He cannot and will not look at sin. Sin blocks the way to HIM. Sin cuts you off from God in this life and in the life to come. Be quite clear about this; hell is a grim and dreadful reality for ALL who reject Jesus Christ in this life.

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