SPIRITUAL DWARFS – part 4 – SINFUL

Every Spiritual Dwarf is a liar. Each of them denies some truth of God.

Hear Sinful as he speaks his lies: “You’re not the boss of me! Nobody is! I am the final and only authority for my life! I decide what is right or wrong for me. No one has the right to impose judgment on me! I can do whatever I want. When I want. Where I want. How I want. With whom I want. To whom I want. And as often as I want. This is my life! And I will live it the way I want! I don’t have to answer to anybody!”

Sinful denies the Sovereign Authority and Holy Rule of God. Sinful speaks the destructive, dangerously narcissistic, self-elevating lies against God, the One who holds complete and final authority and holy rule over every life, now and eternally! Sinful twists his God-given gift of freedom of choice into the ugly lie that he is in control. And not God. Sinful is blind, deaf and dismissive to God’s truth that one day Sinful will have to answer for everything he chooses to do before our Holy God. Sinful rebels against every claim of authority over his life. Except for his own. All Sinful does to bring himself comfort, control and pleasure, whether fleetingly or habitually, will, in the end, bring only eternally tragic and deadly consequences to him.

God tells us His truth: God is the Sovereign Authority who has set His Holy Rule over every life. It is out of God’s deep love for us that He set His holy, protective, righteous standards and boundaries for the way we should live. Our God also set death as the deserved punishment for all our Sinful, selfish, hurtful, evil, rebellious, God-opposing behaviors. In outrageous love for us, Jesus sacrificed His holy life to fulfill God’s righteous judgment against sin so that our sins could be forgiven and we could be reconciled with our Sovereign and Holy God.

“There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God…those who oppose the LORD will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth.”                            – 1 Samuel 2:2, 10

Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh [their Sinful nature], from the flesh will reap destruction; Whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. – Galatians 6:7-8

The mind governed by flesh [Sinful man] is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. – Romans 8:6

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

God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8

God loves us and wants the very best for each of us. Killing the Spiritual Dwarf of Sinful will set us free to live fully reconciled lives as dearly loved children of our Sovereign and Holy God and as true followers of our Lord Jesus Christ!