What is your response to sin? Blaming others? Ignoring? Justifying yourself?
In Ezra 9 the people of Israel were back in the land to worship God. They had been sent out of the land because of their sin, and once again something terrible was happening. The people were marrying outside of the community of believers. The weren’t living separated lives. Ezra’s response?
As soon as I heard this, I tore my garment and my cloak and pulled hair from my head and beard and sat appalled.
I had to quote the whole thing. Think about it. What a response to sin!
Calling it sin
Taking sides with God!
This is the right response to sin! May we have this response.
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!