“The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8 (NIV)
It is one thing to fall into sin and another thing to make sinfulness an intentional habitual lifestyle. We may sin and walk away from sin, although in weakness fall back, but conviction leads us to repent, despite how many times we repeat it. Jesus came to give us freedom from the continual practice of sinning without repentance.
We have to remember that Jesus did not come to save us in our sin but to save us from our sin. While we await our immortal sinless bodies and a future Kingdom where sin won’t exist, we will continue to die to the practice of sin.
Let’s pray today that we may be quick to repent from sin and slow to return to it.