Luke 17:1–4 (ESV)
Temptations to Sin
17 And he said to his disciples,
“Temptations to sin are sure to come, but woe to the one through whom they come! 2 It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were cast into the sea than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. 3 Pay attention
to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, 4 and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.”
Before I get into this article, Jesus is again speaking and telling us to not continue in sin. Many call themselves Christians, yet they are living in sin and not doing anything to stop it. They think they know Jesus and claim they are forgiven.
First of all, I am not the Judge who approves or condemns people in their sins, however the Bible does say we are to correct a brother in their sins. People think that living together, cheating, drunkenness, sexual immorality, etc... is ok because Jesus
forgives. Jesus is telling us to rebuke your bother in their sins. He wants us to repent which means that we are sorry and want to do better. There are many who want to say I’m sorry, but are not willing to “do better”.
Heaven and Hell are very real, if you are living in sin, repent and turn from your sinful ways.
I pray: O Lord, help me in my daily living to be repentant of my sins and to amend or change my sinful
ways. I pray even bolder that you will show me my sins so that I can work on them. I need all your help in changing my ways. Thank you for your forgiveness, but let me never cheapen it by sinning and counting on your forgiveness. Help
me to say no to sin and to turn away from them. Amen.