Daily Intangibles….elusive, vague
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us….
We get in the habit of confessing our sin each day, but really are we covering them all? Obvious error are easily explained to God, leading to a clean slate. What about the elusive gut feelings we have, that at times we are oblivious to and when aware hard to confess.
Just thinking about having a tarnished soul in the presence of the Lord in judgment is a sobering thought. Becoming aware and working through the daily intangibles is a project very hard to undertake, but necessary and will be well worth the price we pay.
There are four areas of sin that if go unchecked can be carried with us to our end without realizing it. As christians our goal is to be spotless in the day, and yet even after relinquishing all our definable sins to the Father we are still with blemish.
Pride; defined as arrogance, conceit, self importance
With our accumulation of worldly wealth and or position which carries a shadow dark enough to blind us as, to the sin pride is. Pride carries hurt to people we love, repels good intentions and attracts like minded.
Jealousy; defined as envy, covetousness, resentment
When is enough, enough? Jealousy is a weak flaw that attacks our hearts in a destructive way. It is a want of what we do not have, the desire for what others possess with an end result of resentment that grows like a cancer without a cure. Jealousy can consume life by distracting us from the bigger picture of our heavenly gain.
Vanity; defined as self importance, egotism, narcissism
How can we truly be humble when our “self” holds center stage in our life? Will our stature be of any importance in facing our eternity? We will be left standing naked to our true self.
Selfishness; self-centered, lack of consideration for others
How can we give when we can not get past our core? When our core is kept in tact, it is impossible to continue to bear fruit.
Where does that leave our relationship with God, and what’s the point of repentance in our lifetime if these four areas are not recognized, and most importantly dealt with. Don’t get caught in the end with sin that you will be accountable for. Dig deep in your heart and if any of the areas of pride, jealousy, vanity or selfishness has a grip on your soul, recognize and seize them. Daily pray for strength they do not return to be a stronghold that keeps you from being spotless in the face of our Father.
How is it they thrive with no accountability The works of their heart a false stability Pride overtakes the moves they make Leaving innocent victims enduring the wake His council laid...