The basics


Sometimes it’s good to just go over the basic fundamentals of sin and how God deals with it.

Because in the beginning…of every story of every fall…the setting, props and cast may change but the plot remains the same….

There are a gazillion blessings and gifts and offerings that are yours for the taking, using, enjoying.

And then there’s the one thing.

The thing you can’t have because it’s not good for you. It’s not right for you. It’s not God’s best for you.

So Satan comes along…in the form of a snake, or an angel of light, or a whisper, or a dare or whatever it takes to get you thinking…

about that one thing…

and about you…

and about how much you want that one thing, need that one thing, deserve that one thing….

and then…as soon as you take the bait…

regret…guilt…sorrow…pain…death; whether you feel it right away or over time…it is the inevitable result.

Now there are variations at this point.

Because it may be one and done…

or it may take you awhile to realize this was the first step in a long path of more one things…

or you may start taking more of that one thing thinking it will fill the emptiness that you are suddenly aware of.

But it always separates you from God.

That’s one thing about the one thing you can count on.

You can also count on that Satan will not have your back once you choose to listen to him.

You won’t even sustain the applause of the crowd.

Because with the crowd,  it’s really all about the lure and not the fall.

But not for God.

With Him, it was never about the everything or the one thing or the right thing or the wrong thing….

it was all about Main Thing…

His relationship with you…

and now that it’s been ripped apart He is,

as He always was…

and always will be…

the Only Thing…

Because the One who warned you about the one thing…He’s the One Thing that can fix it.

Oh sure. There are consequences.

Those won’t go away just because you are sorry and He is forgiving.

But He is the One who can cover  your shame…

The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.  

Genesis 3:21 NIV

can heal your brokeness…

He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies.    Psalm 103: 3 & 4

because He not only has your back…

He is able to save completely all who come to God through him. Since he will live forever, he will always be there to remind God that he has paid for their sins with his blood. Hebrews 7:25   Living Bible (TLB) 

He took your sin and mine on His back….

But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.   Isaiah 53:5


But you would have to take God’s Word for it.

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet did not sin.                      Hebrews 4:15 NIV

I so very much hope and pray that you do <3

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