When we make excuses

To justify our sin,

Effectively we’re denying God’s power

And will not overcome within.

Because although no-one is perfect

There’s a maturity to attain,

When we desire a life of holiness

With ourselves only to blame.

It’s so easy to point the finger;

To look at the speck in someone’s eye,

But until we discover the plank in us

We’ll continue with our lies.

Jesus was the perfect one;

Blameless, spotless and pure,

And an example of how we ought to walk

When all things we should endure.

Jesus was transparent

And called out evil by its name;

He exposed their wicked thoughts,

The corruption with their shame.

But He didn’t judge at all;

He mentioned ‘Go and sin no more,’

As His grace and mercy was extended

With His love forevermore.

There’s no excuse to stay in our sin

And although our flesh may scream,

God’s deliverance will set us free

Where His faithfulness is seen.

The heart is deceitful

And desperately wicked too,

According to the word of God

Which is honest and is true.

But God loves us very much

To allow us to remain,

In our bondage and within our chains

Time and time again.

But until we repent

We’ll continue to practice sin,

Because we do not know any better

When God’s truth is not within.

And although we may still sin

It’s not deliberate anymore,

As we’re no longer slaves to unrighteousness

Since the same we now abhor.

When we learn to fight

In the spirit realm through prayer,

God gives us power to overcome

As we leave battles in His care.

God’s commands are not burdensome

But are an anchor for our soul,

To provide stability with steadfastness

So His ways we should uphold.

His beauty and His purity

Will simply forever remain,

Because His righteousness is sincere and true

In Christ Jesus’ holy name.

(C) P.B. 2021

“If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin.  He who hates Me hates My Father also.”  John 15:22-23

“Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”  1 John 3:4

“Woman, where are those accusers of yours?  Has no one condemned you?  She said, ‘No one Lord.’  And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’”  John 8:10-11

“And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?…Hypocrite!  First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”  Matthew 7:3-5

“Jesus answered them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave to sin.’”  John 8:34

“Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.”  Romans 6:6

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”  Romans 5:8-9

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast…”. Hebrews 6:19

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Walk as children of light.”  Ephesians 5:8

“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind…”. Philippians 3:14-15

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  Ephesians 6:12-13

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?”  Jeremiah 17:9

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

“For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.  And His commandments are not burdensome.  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.”  1 John 5:3-4