It’s Not Easier to Ask Forgiveness

The enemy sows the seed of doubt. He convinces you that there is no way out when it comes to temptation. God reveals otherwise. There is always the way of escape from temptation (1 Corinthians 10.13). It’s not easier to seek forgiveness rather than to seek permission. Jesus sacrificed in an incomprehensible way to provide an avenue of escape from temptation. His forgiveness is of infinite value. So, we shouldn’t be blithe about it. Psalm 97.10 says, “You who love the LORD, hate evil! He preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.” Do you hate the evil the Holy Spirit reveals in the world? Maybe so. But do you hate the evil the Holy Spirit reveals in you?

First responders face a difficult task. It is compounded when someone put himself in a situation that is dangerous. For instance, a person drinks and drives and now is pinned in a vehicle leaking fuel. A family is told to evacuate a hurricane zone, but the father decided to stay. Now, a helicopter is hovering over the roof of their flooded-out neighborhood. How do first responders feel about people who put themselves in dangerous situations? Good first responders put their feelings aside. They save these people anyway.

God saves us even in our presumption and sin. However, He doesn’t only rescue us; He warns us of danger ahead of time. What path are you on that may be leading to danger today? Allow the Spirit to direct your path. Think of the cross. Do not take it for granted. Devote yourself and your energies to above things where Christ is. Don’t feed your flesh. Don’t spend and be spent on sin and wickedness. Choose well today. Walk the narrow path of righteousness.

4 thoughts on “It’s Not Easier to Ask Forgiveness

  1. Kaci Rigney says:

    Profound words, yet so elementary. The path, the narrow one that gets narrower as we cling to our Savior and are led by His Spirit. It’s not an easy road, but it is a joyful one.
    Thank you for your wise words.

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