Genesis 3-5

…sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.

Adam and Eve sinned. As Paul tells us in Romans 5, “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.” This means we are all in trouble because of our great, great, great, great… ancestor. We’ve all inherited a “human nature” which not only is bent towards sin, it inevitably leads us to sin. All of us are, thus, “condemned” (Rom 5:18) because we will all sin. But there is hope! Jesus Christ came and paid the penalty for our sins so that those who trust in Him will have His righteousness exchanged for our unrighteousness (Rom 5:19). So now, we who are forgiven, must rule over our sin. It is no longer master over us, Jesus is our Lord. Have you thanked Him for this gift lately? Hope to see you Sunday…

About John Harris

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

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