What if I sin again (after confessing and repenting)?

Romans 6:1-4  “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?  We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

So you have asked God and your fellow man to forgive your sin.  But you may be asking, “what if I sin again?”

Romans 6:1-4 mentions two things for you to consider:

First, if you trust in Jesus Christ, you are going to change.  You can’t take your sin more seriously than the grace of Jesus.  With His power, it won’t be possible to live in sin any longer (verse 2).  Be encouraged:  Jesus is more powerful than sin.

Second, you are probably going to mess up.  You don’t have to be perfect to be genuinely changing.  Remember that God changes us gradually

Genuine transformation isn’t rooted in your power, but in the power of Christ.

 

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