Psalm 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Is sin something we that we all learn? Is it a product of our environment? Do we sin because of our moms and dads and their sin? On the other hand, is it possible that sin is in us from the very beginning? Well, here is a little test you can try. Take a two- to four-year-old child and place them in a room with a plate full of freshly baked cookies. You know, all their favorites. The Chocolate ones, the sugar-coated ones, etc. Sit down for just a second, take one, and eat it. Be sure they see you. In fact, you might make that UM…UMM sound as you do. Then tell them you must go out of the room for a minute and just before you leave tell them, “don’t touch the cookies.”
I know, some of you just quit reading to go get a cookie of your own. Anyway, when you come back to the room with the child and the cookies you will more than likely find chocolate all around this child’s mouth. Now here is the test. Ask them in a stern voice, “Did you take a cookie?” Most will turn and shake their heads no. (That is because their mouth is still full of cookie, that cannot say no.)
Is this an abnormal terrible child? NO. This very normal child did not have to be taught to lie. We are all born with that tendency. Our verse today tells us soon after we are born, we begin to tell lies.
Have you quit telling lies yet? The terrible part is some people never quit. Oh, a little white lie will never hurt anyone, right? Wrong. God has forgiven us of our sin with the shed blood of Jesus. Yes, our sinful life began at birth. However, our new life where our sins have been paid for also begins with a birth. It was our second birth into the family of God. This second birth begins a new life in us. A life of sin paid for and the Holy Spirits leading. It is true. I am not lying! Thank Him today for the second birth.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Numbers 3 / Psalm 58 / Proverbs 5 / John 2
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Numbers 8-9 / Mark 8:1-21
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