“Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4
“Generally speaking we refer to very little as ‘sin’ anymore, much less evil or wicked. Our culture doesn’t place much emphasis on these ideas, primarily because we have rejected the absolutes of right and wrong, good and bad, moral and immoral. As a rule, we don’t want to be hemmed in by rigid constraints, instead embracing the idea that we’re all basically good people and should be left alone to define our morality. But we can never leave the job of defining sin to any person or culture. Only the Lord has this right. He is the One who determines what sin is and reveals its gravity. If we view our sin as a minor infringement we will view God’s forgiveness with equal mediocrity. We can’t appreciate the great cost of forgiveness if we think our sin barely needed it in the first place.” (from Nehemiah – a heart that can break)
Have we truly become so blind to doing wrong that we no longer really think much is SIN?
Fact of the matter is yes, we have. We’ve been blinded —- we turn our heads, we blink our eyes —– and we accept those things that we know are against God’s design and purpose for His people. My heart grieves that I’ve allowed myself to be accepting of the lies, that people I love and care deeply for also accept the lies of the Deceiver.
“the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.”
2 Corinthians 4:4
But I know that God does not blink, God does not turn his head. I know His scars cover my scars and His Grace sanctifies me. I know God can break my heart for the hurting, for the lost, for the wandering, for the deceived, because He often uses a breaking heart —- a grieving heart —- to restore the broken.