Do You Covet?

To covet is to commit theft with the heart. It is when you look at something someone else has, and desire that you have it instead. The sin of covetousness is rarely spoken of, and it is even more rarely taken seriously, but it is much worse than most people give it...

Are You Too Embarassed to Confess Sin?

Sometimes, our shame keeps us from confessing our sins to God. We find certain things we have done to be so humiliating that we push them away and hope to forget about them. Even when we do confess our sin, we dance around it and word it in a way that stings less. We...

Do You Know Your Sin?

When you sin one day, you forget about it, and the next day, you sin again—The second sin hardly weighs on your conscience because you have already forgotten the first. Know your sin well. See it for what it truly is. Know its frequency and what tempts you into it....

Why Are You Repenting?

If you want to kill your sin only because you fear its consequences, then you are not going to succeed. If you want to be freed from a sin only because it keeps you from getting something else you want, then you will only exchange one sin for another. If your...

Are You Doing Well Apart from God?

Only a foolish knight would praise the thickness of his skin for keeping him unscathed in battle, rather than his armor. How awful would it be for that same knight, having become overconfident after his victory, to go into the next fight dressed only in cloth!...

Does Worry Keep You from Prayer?

“And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground” (Luke 22:44 NASB). When we are stressed, our temptation is to be distracted from prayer. Notice that the greatest of agony made Christ pray even...

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