... a weekly letter of encouragement.
10 June,1998 - Singapore
DO YOU HATE YOUR SIN? ~ OR DO YOU CODDLE YOUR SIN?
I wonder if most of us don't secretly love our sin. But because it robs us of our power and peace, we confess it and go straight for awhile. But then, like a reforming alcoholic, we tire of our chastity and find ourselves seeking out or allowing our pet sins to once again gain control over us.
Yet the Scriptues instruct us that "to fear the Loev is to hate evi.." (Proverbs 8:13)
Kin Josia.h demonstrated a hate for sin that is uni ue in the amnals of Israel's histo Upon learning of the Scripture's teaching on holiness, he tore his cloths, repented, and then took severe steps to eradicate blatant practices of sin among his people. He:
Removed and burned articles used for worshipping Baal and the stars
Tore down the Quarters of the male prostitutes
Desecrated the places where child sacrifices were located
Pulled down an alter dedicated to the worship of the stars; smashing them into pieces and throwing them outside the City of Jerusalem
Had bones from the hillside removed and burned to defile pagan locales of worship
Did away with pagan priests
Desecrated, burned and ground to dust the "high places" (places where pagan priests burned incense)
Removed horses dedicated to the sun
Burned chariots dedicated to the sun
Smashed and cut down artifacts related to the worship of a Canaanite mother-goddess
Demolished a golden calf at Bethel
Removed and defiled all the shrines on the "high places "
Slaughtered all the priests of the "high Got rid of all the mediums, sairitists places"; burning human bones on them and household oods, idols, and all to defile them from further practices other "detestable" thins in Judah and
Jerusalem (II Kings 22, 23 ) Josiah's passionate hatred of sin is Exactly what God expects of us: "Let those who love the LORD hate evil." (Psalm 97:10a)
QUESTION: Which impression would a careful observer of your life have?
· That you hate your sin? Or,
· That you coddle your sin?My prayer is that you are having a great week!
1 Coleman Street #02-34, The Adelphi - Singapore 0617
Phone: 337 6498; Fax: 336 9913
© Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or
use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.
Other topics in 1998
Topics in other years
About Dwight Hill
| Back to Antioch's Well|
Back to Antioch's Home Page