Sinful Behavior Truth Bible God James

My Sinful Behavior

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. (James 4:17)

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This verse has dealt me quite a blow this week!  Yikes!  Really, I mean don’t you think James could have softened the blow a bit.  Couldn’t he have made that verse a little easier to swallow?  He’s truly not messing around and he went straight to my heart with this verse.

God continues to convict me and show me that once I know something is wrong, I can’t go back to it.  I can’t compromise, not even a little.  God deserves my best!  I know there are areas in my life that I’m sinning towards God.  I see in my health that I was doing so good.  I had a great momentum going, but somewhere I lost that momentum.  I could give you a thousand excuses why, but none of them seem good enough.  God deserves my best with my health.  He deserves my best in every area of my life.

I have way too much education on my health to compromise even a little.  I need to be more disciplined in my exercising.  I have two legs.  There is no reason I shouldn’t use them more often to exercise.  God has been way too good to me, for me to be a lazy Christian.

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God–this is your spiritual act of worship.” (Romans 12:1)

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

I want to honor God with my body.  I want to honor Him with the food I eat.  I want to honor Him in every way.  I pray that I will be more disciplined and obedient to His Word.  May I not take for granted that I’ve been given two healthy legs and arms.  May I use them for God’s glory, so that this body is the best home it can be for the Holy Spirit!

Where are some areas that you are compromising on?  Is there sin in your life that needs to be confronted?  Let’s confront it together and watch God continue His marvelous work in our lives!

Lord, I’m so sorry for the times that I have taken for granted all that You have given me.  Please remind me daily to be responsible for the knowledge You have given me.  May I follow Your Word and live out the Truths that I have come to know! 

Laying down my Sinful Behavior once again,


3 replies
  1. Galen Yoder
    Galen Yoder says:

    Wow Sarah, you hit the nail on the head. Our life for God is all inclusive. When He speaks to me about something in my life that means its time to follow His leading. I can’t pick and chose.You are so right about not going back, God deserves our best and only out of a heart of love . God bless

    • Sarah
      Sarah says:

      Hi Galen,

      All I can really say is Amen! Well put! Yes, God is all inclusive. He wants all of us, not just a little bit. And you are absolutely right, that all of this is motivated out of a heart of love. Praise God for His Son Jesus, who makes it possible for us to experience a right relationship with God!

      “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” ~Hebrews 4:16


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