04
Oct
12

The Adoration of Sin

“Come and listen, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me. I cried out to him with my mouth; his praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and heard my voice in prayer.”Psalm 66:16-19

What is the test to apply in order to see if God listens to our prayers? These verses tell us that there are two things which must be adhered to – 1) we need to praise and cry out to Him, and 2) we cannot hold on to our sin.

The first point seems obvious – we need to call on Him in order to expect any reply. It is the second point that gets tricky. Are we holding on to any sin? Is there any evil desire in our lives from which we cannot rid ourselves? Do we need to repent of any recurring sin, and ask God to take it away completely? Should this request include taking away even the desire to sin? These verses make it very clear – God does not hear the prayers of those who cherish their sin so much that they cannot give it up. Note that these people are set apart not by their inability to stop sinning, but by their adoration of the thing. These words are borne out time and time again in the Bible.

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