The Splinter of Sin

by Aug 5, 2016Easy and Light

The Splinter of Sin

He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalm 103:12 (NLT)
In college, I got a splinter in my palm. I removed it, covered the wound with a Band-Aid, and moved on with my busy life. No big deal. But a week later, my hand was swollen and throbbing and I felt feverish. I kept adding antibiotic cream and Band-Aids, but nothing helped. A trip to the infirmary revealed a two inch splinter embedded in that spot. I thought I’d gotten it out, but I had only removed the tip. I had been covering over something that really needed to be removed. After it was, I felt incredible relief, and my wound finally began to heal.
Jesus, thank you for freedom. Thank you for making a way for us to live free from the pain of sin. Help us to see the sin and be willing to get rid of it. Show us where we need to be chiseled so that we can look more like You.

Sin is just like this. We start with something small, like a splinter, thinking it can’t hurt. But we don’t realize it can become embedded, infecting and affecting everything else in our lives. We try to hide it, ignore it, cover it up. But it is still there – causing problems and pain. The only path towards healing is confessing it as sin, and removing it from our lives.

Jesus didn’t come to merely cover our sin; He came to remove it forever. He paid the price for all sin for all time through His death on the cross. He provided a way for us to experience freedom from sin and gave us access to His power to overcome sin. He knows what it’s like to be tempted, and to overcome (Hebrews 2:17-18). He is able to help us, with mercy and kindness, in every situation we are up against.

Are you ready to remove sin and move towards true healing? Cry out to Jesus – He understands, He offers forgiveness, and He promises His power in our time of need.

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