Brokenness (Matthew 7:24-27)

Brokenness (Matthew 7:24-27)

It is very tempting to immediately seek a surface remedy for our sins without truly digging deep into our souls; however, we so often do not dig down deep enough to build our lives on the Rock that is Christ. Because of this our faith wavers and easily falls.

Pride is our issue

Pride precedes every fall into sin. Pride is refusing to see ourselves for what we truly are. Pride places the blame for our sin upon other people and other things. The biggest problem with this approach is Jesus. He experienced poverty, abuse, neglect, etc., yet these things never drove Him into sin. If we are going to experience God’s grace we must humble ourselves and openly acknowledge that our sin is our own doing.

We are broken people

We live in fallen world with fallen people. We have been abused, neglected, impoverished, etc. This brokenness has been perpetrated upon us and in many respects is not due to any fault of our own. Child abuse, rape, abandonment, etc. are things perpetrated upon victims and the victim does not bear any sin for that which was done to them. The victim does have many wounds, hurts, insecurities, and scars that can be used as excuses for sin. We must humble ourselves, acknowledge our brokenness, and come to Christ for healing and forgiveness.

Our brokenness can give us inclinations towards sin

The sins of the father are visited upon the children. Circumstances, trials, and problems can awaken desires for sin within our hearts. However, we must humbly acknowledge that we are still the one committing the sin. Jesus came to break these cycles of sin.

Jesus heals broken people

Jesus came to heal broken, hurting, abused, and neglected people. He came to break the cycle of sin. He came to make us new. We must humble ourselves and cry out to Him for His grace.

Application

Will you quit blaming other people and other things for your sin? Will you humble yourself and seek Christ for healing? Will you give your life to Christ?

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