Bondage of Sin

QUESTION:

Why doesn’t God help me stop sinning over and over and over again? I feel like such a broken record and don’t really believe that He can even help.

RESPONSE:

All of mankind, whether they agree with it or not, live in bondage – the bondage to sin, because according to God’s Word we are all born in sin.  So we can’t escape it, although many try to deny it.  But that doesn’t make it any less true because God said, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

To turn your life over to Jesus sets you free from the bondage of sin because He takes all your sin upon himself.  He sets you free to do good rather than evil.  Would he limit your free will?  No He would not.  So that we would not just be puppets, God gave us free will which He has never withdrawn.  God wants followers who have chosen to follow Him not ones that were forced to.  The point to consider is, if you turn your life over to Jesus and want to live according to His directives you will do so because you want to and not because you have to.  Even as Christians we still have the choice to please God, or to grieve Him.  Keep in mind that living for Jesus brings wonderful benefits that will see you through to eternity.  If you want to know what they are, let me know.

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