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)