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The Sin Virus

The Sin Virus

The Great Physician holds the cure, that kills the virus of our sin; It’s by His own atoning blood
That we’re made whole and pure within.

 

The H1N1 pandemic focused the world’s attention on viruses. Viruses are living organisms that need a host to survive and wreak their havoc. In some cases, a virus can be present for many years before the host is even aware of it. During that time, the virus can inflict widespread and untold damage. Kapag tinanggal mo ito mula sa kanyang kinalalagyan, maaaring  inactive ito or mamatay.

In a similar way, sin needs a host to stay alive. By themselves, sins such as pride, greed, anger, and selfishness are mere words. Ngunit kapag naging mas makapangyarihan ang kasalanan kaysa sa taong tinirahan nito, it works to destroy it for as long as the host is alive. Thankfully, because of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross, tayong mga Kristyano ay pinalaya mula sa kasalanan (Romans 6:18). Even though we still sin, the Holy Spirit who lives in us helps us to resist that “sin virus,” the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).

The apostle John tells us: “Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them” (1 John 3:9 NLT). Ngayon ay lumalakad tayo sa pagtitiwala at paniniwala sa Banal na Espiritu, at darating ang isang araw na we will stand “faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy” (Jude 24).

Isn’t that a great comfort for you as you step out today into a world infected by the “virus” of sin?

Mike Medlin

April 8th, 2014

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