As adults, most of us have witnessed the marriages of friends or family crumble, many times as the result of one or both spouses’ poor choices.
From the outside, we can often see the heartbreaking effect that this will have on children. The National Institutes of Health report that children of divorce are statistically more likely to struggle psychologically, physically, and academically compared to their peers whose parents have remained married. Even so, it is common to hear a parent insist that the impending breakup of their marriage is not about the kids, has nothing to do with the kids, and will not affect the kids.
We are often blind to the effect our sin has on others. Sin always affects those around us even if we don’t see it, and while this is a dangerous mindset, sin can cause even bigger problems. Satan can blind us to what our sin does to us—not just the consequences in our lives and in our relationships, but the consequence of sin in our relationship with God.
How do you see your sin? Do you believe it is actually a problem? Do you see your sin as God sees your sin? Do you really understand your need for a Savior? Do you truly believe that you have a sin problem that you cannot solve no matter how “good” you are?
Without a clear understanding of sin from God’s perspective, we are missing a foundational component of the gospel—that we have a sin problem.
When compared to a holy God, none of us can measure up. Spend some time in prayer asking God to give you realistic views of yourself and of Him. And stay tuned this week… good news is on the way.