We must recognize our personal sin. Robert Murray McCheyne, the nineteenth century Scottish Presbyterian minister whose life was extinguished before he reached thirty, wrote in his Diary: “I have begun to realize that the seeds of every known sin still linger in my heart.” Knowing this means that our eyes have been opened. Just like when a doctor diagnoses what’s wrong and we come to appreciate the real need that exists. Imagine a doctor saying to you: “Yes, there’s something going on inside you, but we will not worry about that! Let’s look on the bright side, shall we. Isn’t it a beautiful day!” What would you think of that? I would ask – how much time do I have since your do not have a plan to get me healthy? Even if that satisfied your need for denial in the short term, I doubt that you would ever visit that doctor again! Most of us, when things get serious, want to know the truth, even if it hurts. And it will hurt! -- make no mistake about that. We must recognize our sin!

Posted by Ken Cross at 2021-12-03 15:55:37 UTC