Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (14th November, 2015)

Posted: November 14, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Gospel, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom
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November 14, 2015

DOING WRONG

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 John 3:4-10

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

James 4:17

Sin is not necessarily doing something evil. It may surprise you to know that doing a good thing, which is not God’s will, is also sin.

There were many good things that Jesus simply did not do. Jesus could have gone on living longer but He accepted His father’s will to die on the cross at the age of thirty three. Would it not have been a good thing for Jesus to travel all over the world preaching until He was eighty years old?

Sin is the rejection of God’s will. Sin is the refusal to accept God’s plan and God’s will. Sin is the substitution of God’s plans for your plans. Sin is the substitution of God’s wisdom for your wisdom. “Anomia” is a Greek word, which means, “to reject the law, will and way of God”. How sad it is that we often think we know better than God (1 John3:4). Vine’s dictionary declares, “This definition of sin sets forth its essential character as the rejection of the law, or will of God and the substitution of the will of self.”

Years ago, I told God that I would be a high-income earner who would contribute thousands of dollars to the kingdom. I think that if I had gone on that route (which would have been my way instead of God’s way) I would have given very little money to the kingdom. I think I would have probably criticized pastors and churches for the way they use money. When God called me to full-time ministry He knew what He was doing. At that time, I did not know of the future ministry I would have forsaken, and the rewards I would have forfeited.
Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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