Ep. #062 - The Root of All Sins
Is pride really the root of sin? If not, what is? Aaron and Brolin talk about the first respectable sin and how to combat it.
Directions for Dealing with Sin
- Apply the gospel.
- Depend on the Holy Spirit.
- Recognize your responsibility.
- Identify specific respectable sins
- Memorize and apply appropriate Scriptures.
- Cultivate the practice of prayer.
- Involve one or a few other believers with you.
The Root of All Sins
- When I talk about specific areas of acceptable sins, one comment I often hear is that pride is the root cause of all of them. While I agree that pride does play a major role in the development and expression of our subtle sins, I believe there is another sin that is even more basic, more widespread, and more apt to be the root cause of our other sins. That is the sin of ungodliness, of which we are all guilty to some degree. - Bridges, Jerry. Respectable Sins(p. 47). The Navigators. Kindle Edition.
- Ungodliness may be defined as living one’s everyday life with little or no thought of God, or of God’s will, or of God’s glory, or of one’s dependence on God. - Bridges, Jerry. Respectable Sins(p. 48). The Navigators. Kindle Edition.
How does ungodliness manifest itself in our lives?
- God relegated to a devotional time.
- Prayerlessness and human-centered prayers.
- Meager interest in God and His Word.
1 Timothy 4:7-8
7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8 for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
1 Corinthians 10:31
31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.