Does Your Sin Bother You?March 31, 2020 Save Article
“Do not cast me away from Your presence, and do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit”
Sometimes when you go out and witness, you knock on a door and a man comes out and says, “Yeah, I used to go down to that church. I guess you could call me an old backslider, ha, ha, ha.”
He’s not a backslider. He’s as lost as a goat. No backslider says, “I’m just an old backslider.” If you know God and you’ve been saved, His Spirit has come into you. And the Holy Spirit in you is grieved when you sin. You don’t laugh about it and make jokes about it. I want to tell you the most miserable person on Earth is not a lost person; it’s a saved one out of fellowship with God.
God will carry you to the woodshed when you sin! One way you will know that you are truly His is that your sin bothers you. It grieves you—or better said, it grieves the Holy Spirit residing in you.
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