Why do so many Christians say "I sin every day"?
It troubles me to hear so many professing Christians say,
"I sin every day" or even "I sin every minute"!
What does the scripture say of those who continue to sin?
No one who abides in Him keeps on sinning;
no one who keeps on sinning
has either seen Him or known Him...
No one who is born of God will continue to sin,
because God's seed remains in them;
they cannot go on sinning,
because they have been born of God.
~ I John 3:6,9
Rather than announcing to everyone that we are continuing to sin, isn't it best (& demanded of us by Jesus) that we turn from those sins (REPENT) & receive the gracious help of the Spirit to "sin no more"?
What are these professing believers thinking of when they say,
"I sin every day"?
Are they referring to temptations?
Temptations are not sin.
For Jesus was tempted in all ways, yet WITHOUT SIN. (Hebrews 4:15)
Temptations can, & often do, lead to sin.
However, every true child of God has the Holy Spirit's power to resist sin, for;
"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.
God is faithful,
and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability,
but with the temptation
He will also provide the way of escape,
that you may be able to endure it."
~ I Corinthians 10:13
Perhaps when these believers say "I sin every every minute" they are thinking of "missing the mark" of perfection in their love for God & love for others? That would be understandable, but that is not what comes to mind when a professing Christian tells others, including unbelievers, that they "sin every day". What comes to the mind of the hearers (especially unbelievers) are often their own pet sins; like fornication, adultery & pornography.
Do we really want unbelievers to think that when/if they are born-again they will have no power from the Spirit of Jesus to live a holy life? Do we really want unbelievers, & believers alike, to think that the command to 'repent' is just an empty word, with no real demand & no real help from God to obey the demand to turn from sin?I have been thinking of asking these professing Christians privately what sins are they committing every minute, but I may not be the one to whom they are to confess their sins.
No matter what the sin, the only REMEDY is to REPENT of that sin and to run to Christ for mercy and help to overcome and turn from that sin, so that is what I would recommend they must do.
"The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations,
and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished..."
~ II Peter 2:9
Let's stop telling others that we "sin every minute".
When someone asks us; "Do you sin?"
may we be able to say "Jesus has helped me see even my thoughts of sin as exceedingly sinful. But by His grace and the marvelous help of the Holy Spirit, the Lord Jesus gives me more and more victory over temptation and, praise His Name, He helps me overcome & avoid sin."
Let us live in the joyous knowledge and honestly share with those around us that Jesus does MORE than save His people from the penalty of sin (hell!), He has the power to save us from sin's bondage too. When we are born-again Christ imputes His own righteousness to us & by His Spirit He gives us positive power & strength to be holy as He is holy.
May we who are born from above sing unto the Savior,
Who alone is our conquering King & Deliverer:
"Be of sin the double cure, Save from wrath, and make me pure".
May we worship our Redeemer Who is actually our TRIPLE-CURE, because one fine & glorious Day He will come & deliver us from the very PRESENCE of sin! Hallelujah!