Okay, this last Wednesday, at youth group we had some good questions about why we won’t to do what we shouldn’t. Two things came to my mind as Mary and I were working on print labels and such, one was what it says in Genesis. The devil tempts Eve with the thought of you will know what God knows. (i.e. you can be God). Paul laments about this in one of his letters, saying I do what I don’t want to and I don’t do what I want to do. This is the human condition.
If you don’t believe in God, that’s okay, but you have to agree that some things that are considered illegal are fun to take part in. The atheist would say that it is our animal past. I would say that is from our animal side, and that our spitiual side struggles against it.
The other thing that was talked about was that we feel bad or defeated when we give into that sin. Like we aren’t good enough. However, we are good enough. God loves us unconditionally. He will never leave or forsake you. I use the example of one of my kids. If they were to do something that they know we wouldn’t approve of, and then if it were discovered or not, they, I hope, would know that they would never lose our love. Never. Like Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, “…I don’t accuse you either. Go and sin no more.”
So my point is that we do things that separate us from God, and each other because we think we are God, and know better than He does. When we are caught, either in the act or by the accumulation of the consequences of that separation, then come back to God, He still loves you.