Signature Sin Shawty.

Apr 28, 2012


I read an awesome article recently about "signature sins". The author defines it as "something BIG and bold and neon in your life. The moment you look at it, you know, 'Oh yeah, that thing? That’s a sin.' And so you focus on it. You work on it. You get serious about it."

Overindulgence, unforgiveness, lying, pride -- we all have one, or several, signature sins. On days when we avoid our signature sins, we feel saved. We feel holy(-ier than thou). Problem is, we begin to define righteousness as avoiding the sins we most struggle with.  We get into the business of trying to be more righteous through our own works rather than by grace, faith, and repentance.

Man's idea of a "good" and "righteous" person pales in comparison to God's. This is why it is so important to remain humble, and realize that even on our BEST days (when we've avoided all our "signature sins"), we are still "in desperate need of God's grace".

I leave you with this:
"15 In this meaningless life of mine I have seen both of these:
the righteous perishing in their righteousness,
and the wicked living long in their wickedness.
16 Do not be overrighteous,
neither be overwise—
why destroy yourself?
17 Do not be overwicked,
and do not be a fool—
why die before your time? - Ecclesiastes 7:15-17

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