Daily Devotionals: (Feb. 5th): Why do I sin?

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Reading: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” —2 Corinthians 5:17

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do I sin?” You’ve fallen again into a recurring sin, your heart cold and your mind distracted with things of earth, and you live in defeat with this reverberating cry, “Why?” The Bible tells you that you are a “new creature,” but you don’t feel new. You are haunted by past sins and continually hurt by present sins.

The newness of the creation in Christ Jesus has removed the desire to sin, and when sin does occur there is the obvious hurt and regret. But remember that the hurt and regret of sinning is an evidence of grace, which leads to continual repentance and ought therefore to be a source of encouragement.

But the “new creation” does…

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