I’ve been going through The Excellent Wife by Martha Pearce, you can find the rest of the series here.
This week we are on Chapter Three: A Wife’s Understanding of Sin.
1. Sin is universal. No one is exempt. Romans 3:23
2. Sin may be open and obvious to others. Galatians 5: 19-21
3. Sin cannot be hidden from God. 1 Samuel 16:7; Hebrews 4:13
4. Sin justly penalized. Romans 6:23; Isaiah 53:11
If we trust the Lord God for our salvation, our sin is covered. We’ve repented, our sin is cleansed and removed from us Even horrible sins of the past. The sins of the present will continue to need to be dwelt with.
If we have a long-standing sin we must be diligent about putting off the old self and putting on the new. Making choices to change what we do and how we respond. Changes thoughts, actions, patterns etc by making CHOICES that fit with the new nature we are putting on.
Our goal as believers is to be godly. To show God in the things that we say, do or even think. God is the image that we seek after, the image that we want to emulate. So understand that sin is NOT being godly. Turn from it. Seek after God and his ways.
Confess. Repent. Seek. Do. That’s the calling up on us.
This chapter seemed very straight-forward to me. No hidden mysteries. Just a call to recognize that if we want to be an excellent wife to our spouses, it really starts with having faith, and living according to the higher calling God has placed on our lives. Seeking him, seeking to be kind, seeking to be more than what we sometimes want to be.