The Truth Life: Are You Desensitized to Sin in Your Life?


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Are You Desensitized to Sin in Your Life?

Committing to Grow in Your Spiritual Life Daily

by Veritas Vita 777


I saw this quote from Oswald Chambers that resonated with me today. “Measure your growth in grace by your sensitiveness to sin.” That got me thinking about how sensitive I was to sin in my own life. I had to ask myself if I was desensitized to sin. These days, I am more sensitive to the act of sinning – meaning that I get really convicted whenever I sin.


Conviction from the Holy Spirit is a good thing, especially if you want to grow in your walk with the Lord. If you ignore that conviction, you will stay focused on your own will and fleshly desires. When you heed the warnings and conviction of the Holy Spirit, He will guide you with all wisdom and understanding of God’s Will for your life. He’ll show you when you have sinned and need to ask God for forgiveness.


Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; 2 for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. 7 For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. 8 Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.

9 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10 and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. 9 But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another; 10 and indeed you do so toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; 11 that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing.


13 But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words. (I Thess. 4, NKJV)


This passage of Scripture found in I Thessalonians 4 discusses a plea for purity in verses 1-8. It talks about a brotherly and orderly life in verses 9-12. It ends in a discussion of the comfort of Christ’s Coming in verses 13-18. This is a great passage to reference when asking yourself if you have been desensitized to sin in your life. In this chapter, believers are urged to abound in a pure walk in the Lord, love others as you have been taught to love by God, and comfort other believers with the knowledge that Jesus will come again.


Are you desensitized to sin in your life?



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