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I don’t have confidence over sin because I myself don't have some or that I’m not implicated, my confidence stems...

By Ernest Kobby BaahPublished 2 months ago 3 min read

When people attempt to play or act as moral police or defenders of the character of persons who continue to willfully and intentionally perpetuate decadence it may seem at first the glaring genuineness of such persons in trying to bring to light the fact that nobody is perfect and that we do not have the right and premise to judge anybody else who is engrossed in sin or iniquity especially when that judgement is more critical than loving.

But here is were sometimes the deception gets rife. Many times, people tend to only defend a sin they themselves are culpable of or are implicated by and thus feel and know they do not hold any or substantial moral grounds to call that deviation from morality out. It’s something anyone can be susceptible to. At first glance, you may be deceived into thinking a person’s defense for a brother or sisters moral mishap stems from a place of genuine care and love but a deep look further will begin to expose to you how deep the other defender might also be involved in this supposed mishap.

It’s a psychological trait that people dabble in when they want to make themselves feel at ease with their own compromises by finding ample reasons to defend other people’s clear blunders. We do that to deflect any blame we ourselves may incur should we be the ones being exposed for our blatant actions.

Now this is the crux of the point, wrong is wrong. Sin is sin. You don’t need to defend it to make yourself happy just because you may find your self complicit. When an action derives itself from a our willful determination to compromise and sin especially when we know the repercussions of those actions we can not and should not try to make it look in the first place as though because others have secrets that haven't been exposed no one has the right to call any one to a life of purity and holiness. Certainly not ! We often unknowingly make a lot of people become comfortable in their error because even in the midst of a sin that should solicit from you brokenness and true repentance, you rather have a band wagon of men and women cheering you on because they boldly claim your sin or error is not special, after all everybody else is doing it.

I don’t have confidence over sin because I myself don't have some or that I’m not implicated. My confidence stems from the work of the one in whose mercy I daily perch on, Jesus Christ . I can call men to this same life of purity and righteousness not because I’m able in my own self but because I’m entirely dependent on His grace. It’s this grace that Paul speaks to Titus about In Titus 2:11-12. This grace he remarks produces the kind of salvation that teaches us how to deny ungodliness and worldly lust of any kind or sort. Our ability to look at sin squared eye is not of our own effort or work and that is why we don’t need to defend peoples sin to feel confident of our own selves.

To conclude let’s hear from Apostle Paul again on this matter in Titus 3:3-7 and he writes; "For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life." We are defenders of Gods righteousness and not defenders of sin.

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Ernest Kobby Baah

I’m a firm believer in what the message of the cross can immensely accomplish in an individuals life if he or she is willing to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

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  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Your perseverance is both admirable and motivating. Keep forging ahead!

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