Why sin is liken to a diamond?

Posted: April 3, 2012 in Jesus Christ
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John 3: 19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil

Sin is like a diamond

There are things in our lives that we will cherish, worship and desire.  When we get bored, tired or restless we will take this diamond out and hold it up.  We love it, cherish it and even in some cases die for it.    We protect it both mentally and physically.  We would rather live in the dark with it, than come out in the light and loose it.   We look upon this diamond and see its wondrous beauty.  Look at how it lights up our lives.  See how it reflects in our minds and how we are comforted by its shape.  We hold it so close to us as if life itself had no meaning without it.  Its mine and I must keep it.  We play with it and roll it around in our minds.  What wonder of wonders is this. 

Yet it takes God years to wake us up to the simply reality that it’s a dirty worthless rock and its only worth is to be chucked.  Sin is like that rock.  It takes God sometimes years to separate us from it and to reveal its worthlessness in all its gory smelly detail.    For many there is not just one rock that we cherish as a diamond, we might even have a bag of them.  If we are truly honest with ourselves the basic truth is that we love our sins.  We protect them as if there diamonds.  But all they are all worthless habits.    Sometimes God is the only one that can reveal that what we thought was a diamond of value is a sinful habit that is worthless. 

The true diamond is Jesus, and he alone is the real value that men should run after.  Love and protect.  He alone is the only real source of our joy.  Better to live in the light with Jesus than live in the dark without him.

John 1: 5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not

1 John 1: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

This diamond is guaranteed to expose all other diamonds for what they are.

  1. You obviously do not understand the gospel. SIN was done away at the cross, but you keep plowing it up.
    Hebrews 9:26

  2. There is still a need to overcome sin or 1 john 1 would have no purpose. For why write about something that no longer exists

    Hbr 10:21-22 And [having] an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

    Why do we have a high priest who interceeds if there is nothing to interecced for? Chastisment by implication suggest we do indeed get things wrong. That we can and do make mistakes (sin) call it what you like. But God will only chasten when we go against his will and that is still sin.

    Rom 7:22 -25 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

    What was Paul himself fighting against if there is no such war?

    1Cr 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

    If there is no temptation then why say there was?

    Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

    So what is there to overcome if we are already perfect?

    Phl 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure.

    why does God work within the believer if we are already perfect.

    You see the consequences of sin was dealt with because God took the curse that should have been ours. But we are not fully changed into the image of his son. That is still a process of growing and dying to self. We call tthat sanctification. putting off the old and putting on the new.

    1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and [be] ready always to [give] an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear

    why encourage people to sanctify when the job is already done?

    1Cr 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

    Why encourage people to flee something that no longer exists?

    Do not think for a moment that the Holy Spirit will allow you to live in sin and say nothing . Because it is the work of the Holy Spirit to conform us into the image of Jesus.

    Hbr 12:4-8 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

    Why is there chastisment if there is nothing to chasten?

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