The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was continually only evil.
— Genesis 6:5
There was sin around when I was growing up, but you had to go looking for it. Now, we have home delivery, just like pizza. Sin is brought right into your house through a conduit you pay for called cable television and the internet. They dump it right in your lap in your easy chair. They spray it all over you.
There are very few decent movies. Sin is everywhere—on billboards, in magazines and books, and in conversations. We live in an unclean and unholy and ungodly and immoral world like we’ve never known in America before. There are evil people who kill in the name of their god and think they are serving him by doing such.
Most of the readers of this devotion worship Sunday morning, as is good. But what have we been doing during this week? Any dishonesty? Any deceit? Any lies? Any lusts? Any immorality? Any malice? Any envy? Yet we come to worship the all-holy God?
Before we come into His presence, we must repent and be cleansed. In such a culture where sin is so often predominant, we are not always able to see our sin. We must ask the Holy Spirit to show us our sin, so we can be cleansed.
Question to ponder:
What is the result when we ask God to reveal our sin to us?