Whatever is not from faith

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 30:1-17, 31:1 (day six)  “Woe. . .to those who carry out plans that are not mine, forming an alliance but not by my Spirit, heaping sin upon sin.”  (30:1)  Sometimes trying to get better is a sin.  It doesn’t feel like it to us.  We don’t mean it as further rebellion, but an honest attempt to “walk a straight line” or “turn over a new leaf”.  From the perspective of Heaven, however, it looks like more of the same.  It is still us acting in independence from God, still us relying on our own strength, making our own decisions, refusing the union with God that is the essential solution for all problems.  When the people of Judah turned to Egypt, they were not trying to do something evil.  It was evil, nevertheless.  Romans 14:23 says “Whatever is not from faith is sin”.  Until we come to full (not partial) surrender, we will be heaping one sin on top of another.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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