Man And Sin
The Holy Spirit
Service Learning Requirement
Our self will must be broken in accordance to Christ who is the Word.
I learnt so much in this course of ‘Man And Sin’. I learnt that man is evil continually as a reality and cannot stop sinning, this is why God sent His Son so that we are saved from ourselves. Sin is such a huge topic and so important. We can deceive ourselves that we are perfect but in fact man is far from it. The struggles people have are because they are not fully submitted to Christ. They are submitted to self exaltation. Pride. The condition of the heart of man is no better nor worse since the beginning of fallen man. This course opened the eyes of my heart. I think this tree is a perfect representation of man in his fallenness. The ugly of the outward man represents being fallen and thus the Lord has to bend him so that he submits to the workings of the Holy Spirit. We are all broken people. The more you fight the workings of the Holy Spirit, the longer it takes. He who began and good work, you take a diversion which costs you more ugly. Honesty to the Lord and others helps the ugliness of sin not to continue sinning. In time, all is revealed under heaven. Nothing is hidden. In the end, all will see.
Wanna end up and look like this in this complex weave of hidden sins.
This course is amazing.
Or like this, dry and withered and dead.
Or something that does not look resemble a tree anymore.
Sin takes us this way when we do not submit ourselves to the Lord.
This course is huge.
The ugliness of the heart is a huge thing. No wonder God said, man’s heart is evil continually. Take heart, Jesus has overcome for us. Submit to the Lord.
Darkness where a tree does not even resemble one.
Do you want regeneration with lovely green succulent leaves or dried out self. Turn to Scripture and submit to the Lord.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18 New International Version (NIV)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Pray that the Lord opens the eyes of our hearts Lord.
13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15 As it is said,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Heb 3:13–15). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.