We’ve all done it. We’ve all messed up. We told a lie, cheated on a math test, were mean to your brother, or any number of other things. At some point or another in life, we all sin. We chose to follow something other than what the Bible says.
When we sin, what we’re saying is that Jesus isn’t our Lord in that area. We might love Jesus, but if we don’t obey Him, we’re essentially saying He’s not our Lord in that area. For example, if we steal, we say that Jesus isn’t our Lord in the area of stealing in our lives.
Any time we choose to do something else over what God says in the Bible we are sinning. It might be something big, or it might be something small, but its sin nonetheless.
As Christians, we’re encouraged to live lives that are committed to God and what His word says. We should be wanting to do what’s right.
The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
– 2 Chronicles 16:9
As a Christian, we should want to do things that are in line with God’s word. We should be committed and sold out to Jesus. We should put aside what we want in order to follow Him. If we are to be followers of Jesus, we should be following Him in every area of our lives, not just the ones that are convenient.
So chose to get sold out for Jesus. Let His words become a part of who you are rather than just picking and choosing the ones that you like. Choose to follow after Him in every area of your life.