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The Culprit (Lamentations 5:15-16)

The joy of our heart is ceased; our dance is turned into mourning.

The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!

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Have you ever felt that God seem so far? You pray every day yet it seems that God is not listening? Sin could be the culprit. It hinders our relationship with Him. It is the barrier that separates us from God.

Do not trade short term happiness to long term suffering. What is the reason why Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden? Why was God angry when the Israelites made and worshiped the golden calf? Why did David’s son died? The reason behind is sin. They had sinned and they were punished. Their joy had been turned into mourning.

But all have sinned and no one is righteous, you might say. That is right, that’s why Christ was sent from heaven to save us because we are all sinners. Yet, once we have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior and we are already cleansed by the Spirit, God sees us as pure individuals. For that reason, we should sin no more. Though there will be times that we commit one, repent immediately. Ask for God’s forgiveness and be cleansed then continue to walk in Spirit.

Choose to attain true joy by doing things righteously than mourn in eternity because you had sinned and hadn’t confessed or because you had already knew Jesus’ existence yet you hesitated to surrender your Life to Him.

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