Sin vs. “The Son”

Sin and the Son of God  (Jesus) are two topics that we (believers and non-believers) battle with on a daily basis whether we acknowledge it or not. There was actually an official battle between sin and Jesus. This battle was actually the entire reason Jesus came to earth. Not only is it the reason He came, but He succeeded against sin. Jesus won the battle on the cross. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24

Well, if Jesus won the battle then why is it something we feel as if we have to fight on a daily basis? The answer to that question is because we choose to play tug-of-war between sin and Jesus. God never intended for us to go to battle with sin, that’s why He sent His son from Heaven to do it for us. “So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” – Hebrews 9:28

Sin and Jesus are complete opposites. In Jesus, there is no sin. And in sin, there is no Jesus. There is a decision that has to be made between the two.  What plans and a future does sin have for you? What about Jesus? Why choose to fight the battle with sin, when Jesus has already won it for you? “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:21

The plans and a future that sin can give:

Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. – Proverbs 10:9

He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” – Mark 7:20-23

Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God. – Romans 8:8

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” – John 8:34

The plans and a future that Jesus can give:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:9

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. – Romans 3:23-24

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. – 1 John 4:10