Today I’ve decided to join in with those responding to the Daily Prompt from WordPress. The Daily Prompt asks the following question:
When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?
As I thought about this question, the spiritual implications spoke louder and louder to me. You see, before a person comes to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are “unwell.” This ailment they face is not like a cold or a flu, but rather like a terminal cancer. Sin may not kill you right away, but it is there and it is taking your life bit by bit. Romans 3:23 puts it like this.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23 [NIV]
We are certainly not well. How have you addressed your disease called sin? If you are taking care of it alone, remember that sin is a terminal condition and you are heading toward death. The reason for this is that no man is righteous and therefore no man can earn forgiveness of their sin, which requires absolute righteousness. If you are going to deal with sin alone, just know that you are choosing to accept a losing fight.
I would encourage you to allow someone to take care of your sin for you, and that someone is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the only one who is righteous. Jesus Christ is the cure for sin according to Romans 6:23.
“The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 [NIV]
This is the simple truth. If you choose to combat sin alone, failure awaits you. If you choose to ask Jesus to handle your sin for you, victory will be the outcome. So, all of us start off unwell and dying; will you seek the help you need? I have, and life has been worth it every day! Why not join me in seeking the help you need for your terminal ailment called sin?
Written by Timothy Hegerich / Edited by Caroline Hegerich
There is truth in our world, and it lies within the word of the One who created the world. It is my prayer that my thoughts and writings echo this truth and inspire you to seek it for your life today!