For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.–Romans 8:38-39

Victory Over Sin

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I’m reading Holiness Day by Day for my daily devotions this year. So far, it has been spiritually challenging and encouraging. Recently, I’ve meditated on this thought by Jerry Bridges:

“…our attitude toward sin is more self-centered than God-centered. We’re more concerned about our own “victory” over sin than we are about the fact that our sins grieve God’s heart.” (p. 16)

Too often in my prayers of repentance, I plead for the Lord to deliver me from my sin, but fail to strive with God over how much my sin grieves Him. Lord, help me to see my sin as offense against You! After all, You gave Your Son over to death for my sin!

“Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8)

Author: Kristie

Kristie is a pastor's wife, mom, Bible teacher, and author of His Testimonies, My Heritage: Women of Color on the Word of God, which will be released in September. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Women's Workshops for the Charles Simeon Trust, helping to equip women Bible teachers. She joyfully supports her husband of almost 28 years, Thabiti, as he pastors Anacostia River Church in Washington, DC. They have 3 children. She has written contributions to the ESV Women's Devotional Bible; Word-Filled Women's Ministry: Loving and Serving the Church; Women on Life: A Call to Love the Unborn, Unloved and Neglected; and Hospitality Matters: Reviving an Ancient Practice for Modern Missions. Her work can also be found at The Front Porch, The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, Christianity Today, and Revive Our Hearts. You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@kanyabwile).

One thought on “Victory Over Sin

  1. How encouraging this is! I’m also reading Holiness Day by Day and have been challenged by it. Not to spoil it for you, but my recent devotion on contentment challenged me to see and trust the hand of the Lord in all of my circumstances. Psalm 139:16-
    Your (A)eyes have seen my unformed substance;
    And in (B)Your book were all written. The (C)days that were ordained for me,When as yet there was not one of them.
    May I learn to say as Paul, that I have learned in whatever circumstances I’m in, to be content! 🙂

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