Whenever you think that you’re beyond sin, you’re on dangerous ground. At that point, you step into the realm of deception where Satan distorts your thinking. Then you fall into sin and conceal it to present such a public image of yourself that you have falsely created.
For Israel, God was adamant that they regularly offer sacrifices for their sins. Beginning with the leaders and all the people, everyone had to offer Sin Offerings. This constantly reminded them of their sinful condition and continual need for God (Lev 9).
But we have forgiveness through the one-time sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. This is why we no longer do animal sacrifices. But like Paul, we must remind ourselves: “The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost” (1 Tim 1:15).
We are now free from the control of sin. And yes, sin is no longer an issue for us. But watch it. Don’t be deceived.
– – –