…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
(1 Corinthians 15:22, ESV)
Living a sinful, disobedient life has never worked out for me or for anyone else for that matter. Sin is living life, contrary to Gods’ revealed will. Sin is ultimately about living a self-centered life. We were designed by our Creator to live in his presence. And through man made religious works, mankind is trying to find its way back into His presence. As a result of our first parents sin, Adam and Eve, we all are born with a rebellious nature.
The Bible is clear that we are born sinners. We are all broken people that need a physician. Jesus came to restore us back to health. He is the healer of our troubled souls. And that is truly good news! You see our situation is quite desperate, even though those who have trusted and believed on Jesus have been brought back into God’s family, we still deal with the effects of our sinful ways of living. When we dwell on sinful, negative thoughts, it ruins or damages our souls. Our souls/spirits were designed to be inhabited by God’s Spirit. A life of habitual disobedience takes our peace from us and is destructive to all our relationships.
The self-absorbed sinful life actually causes trauma to our souls. The answer to our dilemma is a daily, hourly, moment by moment, surrender to Jesus. As we grow in grace and seek to renew our minds in the Scripture, we begin to experience spiritual growth. Those negative thought patterns take time to overcome, but walking in the truth brings freedom. Prayer, meditation on truth, contemplation of the God who created us, and the fellowship of of the community of believers, are all means of grace that God uses to restore our souls.