The Bus Stop is a series of true stories about my life, people I've worked with and events I've experienced. Of course the names have been changed. I hope these stories will brighten your day with a few laughs as well as give you encouragement. Hopefully you can avoid making some of the mistakes I've made and if you have already made them, then you can identify with me.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A Little Justification

It has been said that diet drinks make you gain weight. Think about it. Have you ever seen a skinny person drinking diet drinks? I don’t know if there is a physiological result in this, but I know there is a psychological reason behind it. A diet drink will make a person feel justified in eating more because they believe that the diet drink balances the food they eat, but they keep gaining weight. It’s the sin nature in us that makes us think this way. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Galatians 5:9

It continues to amaze me how little justification we need to sin. If we don’t have the justification, then we seek it. There are people who feel justified to steal from where they work because they feel they should be making more money. There are men and women who look for faults in their spouse to justify having an affair and there are many who continue to blame their parents so they can justify the shape their life is in. These are just a few examples.

Instead of trying to justify our sin and behavior we need to just admit to God that we’ve have sinned and we are sinners. We can’t do this only with the mouth, but we have to confess from our hearts. That’s the difficult part. It’s no different as telling a sibling to apologize to their sister/brother for hitting them and they say, “Sorry.” You know they didn’t mean it and it didn’t come from their heart. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10

God will not get serious with us until we get serious we Him.

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