“Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”

James 4:17


It’s becoming too easy for us as Christians to walk away from situations where we can make a difference. It’s becoming too easy for us to shut our consciences down and rationalise certain things because “everyone else is doing it — even other Christians.”

What we’re forgetting, however, is that God is the one for whom we’re living, and He sees our hearts. He knows our thoughts. He sees us shut down the alarm He raises in our Spirits. He sees that we let our desire to belong to the world outweigh our desire to do that which we know is right. 

Sometimes, in order to have mentors or spiritual heads, we choose people who aren’t as spiritually grounded as we. Rather than discerning the right leaders through the Holy Spirit, we take our examples from those that are popular? It is wrong to know what is right to do, but refuse to do it.

If you know that those leading you are doing wrong, yet to stay under them because you want to evade the truth, it is wrong. If these people eventually repent, but you fail and fall deeper, God would count them as more righteous than you —who knows what to do but refuses to do it?

Dear Christian, If you know what to do, but you’re not doing it, it is a sin.

Charge: Don’t rationalise away what the Holy Spirit has told you.

Further Study: John 9:41, John 13:17, John 15:22, Luke 12:47-48, Romans 1:32.

Happy Sunday

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