4 comments on “Selling Out to Sin

  1. Elizabeth, great stuff:) I’m so encouraged reading your comments. The YWAM base we are visiting in Australia right now lives so connected to their city. As a result, the director was telling us how complex it is. He has to answer really hard questions about faith and politics, faith and sexuality, faith and the human condition, etc. That’s why Jesus instructed us to be salt and light. In our city. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Interesting that you use the word “contract” because when I think of sin, especially lately, I am reminded of the Social Contract. I remember the first time I read about Jean Jaques Rousseau’s Social Contract in college and it hit me…there is no escape. The challenge of living a Christian life within a not-god-centered social contract is one we are battling all the time. I thought about becoming a monk, a nun or missionary at that time in my life…sell everything I own, wear a sheet and live in the safe confines of a quiet building away from the world, praying every hour of the day and subsisting on oxygen and manna from heaven. It’s easy to be ‘perfect’ away from the distractions of society. But I can only assume that God wants us to live our lives in society and through our struggles discover the answers on how to live a life for Him and then share those answers through our examples and through community with each other.
    I wish my lunch break were longer so I could really let this dish run away with a serving spoon. 🙂

  3. I’m thankful God disciplines me when I sin. Without His presence in my life I would be sold out. It’s my faith that saves me. “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” — Hebrews 12:11

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