This sounds harsh, I know.
But the reality is, as Christians, if we really want to be holy as our Father tells us we must be, we have to come to a place where we are disgusted with our sin.
All of it.
Even the “small” sins “that don’t really matter.”
The problem with many professing Christians these days is that we measure our sin with human standards of righteousness rather than with God’s standard of righteousness.
We have walked a slippery slope for so long, and gotten so used to our slow slide from true righteousness, we don’t even recognize sin for what it is anymore.
We, as Christians, have adopted the world’s standards of morality and have become our own measuring line of what is right and what is wrong.
We have become accustomed to, have even secretly loved and pursued our sin so much, that we have deceived ourselves into believing it is not sin.
And in our depravity, we wonder why we aren’t seeing the power of the Holy Spirt coming alive in us; in our families; in our churches and in our communities.
At some point, we have to realize that sin is what God says is sin and not what we say is sin.
At some point, we have to understand that we ourselves, do not set the standard of righteousness.
At some point, we have to choose to believe God is who He says He is, and that He alone, is the standard for righteousness.
At some point, we have to open our eyes and look at ourselves through the lens of God’s Word rather than through the lens of society.
At some point, we have to become disgusted with our sin.
We have to see it for what it is and confess, and repent and turn from it.
Because until we do, we are no different than the world in which we live, and that is not Christianity at all.