Does it bother you when you do something wrong? It should, but what are you bothered about? Some people do things that are wrong, and they’re bothered when they get caught. Their actions don’t disturb them, just that they got caught. Other people are disturbed when their actions hurt others, and they have to deal with those consequences. Again, it may not be their actions but the consequences they are bothered by. In other words, they’d have done the same thing if they didn’t have to deal with the consequences. However, how do we respond when we’ve done something wrong and no one else knows? There are no consequences that we might see? Does it bother us?

If you’re saved, then you’re a Christian. However, just because you’re saved, it doesn’t mean that you don’t sin because everyone sins. In Romans 7, Paul talks about the law and how Christians are no longer bound by it. If you haven’t read Romans 7, then I recommend reading it. In fact, Romans is a must-read book for all Believers. In Romans 7:17, Paul says something interesting:

As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

Romans 7:17 (NIV)

What does this mean?

While we are in the body, we are subject to our sinful natures. As new creatures in Christ, we have access to the mind of Christ and have been changed by the Holy Spirit.

Before we were saved and we sinned, we were subject and bound in slavery to our sinful nature. This is the part that sins when we sin now. The part of us that abhors the sin that we do is the part changed by God that he put into us. The Holy Spirit.

When we sin and aren’t bothered by it, we should be concerned. However, when we sin and are bothered by it, we can repent and rejoice. We know the Holy Spirit is inside of us, and our concern over our sin is a testimony to the change within. As Christians, we are identified by who we are in Christ. We no longer identify with the world and all it entails.

Do you know God? God knows you, and he loves you. He sees you as significant because you are. No one is insignificant to Him. He’s with you today, and he wants you to know him. Jesus died for your sins and mine so we could be free of guilt, be free from death, and live eternally with him. Eternal salvation is just a prayer away.

Pray this prayer with me to accept the gift of salvation today:

Lord Jesus, forgive me for all my sins. I repent from my ways. Wash me in your blood and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I believe that you died on the cross, were buried, and on the third day, God the Father raised you from the dead. Right now, Lord Jesus, I open the door to my heart, and I receive you into my heart as my Lord and personal Savior. Amen.

If you prayed that prayer, then congratulations! You are on the first step of a brand new life. Allow me to be the first to welcome you to my family, the family of God. There are abundant resources available online for new Christians. You can visit here for more information on what to do next. You can also leave me a comment, and I’ll do my best to help you on the next step of this incredible journey.