As a believer in Jesus, we must keep our morality godly and not allow sin to infiltrate our walk with Christ, but many “professed” Christians are not worried about their morality and do what they please, which is very dangerous.
We live in a time where anything and everything is okay, and that is a very soul killing belief to have. As believers, we should have morals and not doing certain things even though the status quo says it’s okay. “But I’m not perfect.” I understand that you are not perfect! We all sin, but that does not excuse you from purposefully going out and sinning.
When you get saved, your desires change. When you are truly born again and have Jesus in your heart, you have new desires of how to witness for Him, how to grow your walk with Him, and what you should avoid. You don’t go out there with the intent of sinning and then asking God for forgiveness. Grace does not work that way, and it never will.
” For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,” Hebrews 10:26
Hebrews 10:26 is about a person knowing the truth, and says they are “saved,” but still sins and knows it. The person this verse is talking about is a person who never really accepted Christ, because they weren’t serious about it for they rejected him right after. The Bible talks about how there will be people who thought they were saved, but were not.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ Matthew 7:21-23
Those who will inherit the kingdom of heaven does the will of the Father. Those who inherit the kingdom of heaven will have a true walk with Christ. Like Matthew says, there will be many people who think that they were saved, but were not. They will tell the Lord of the many things they have done in His name, but that is not the point. Those people did not have a heart relationship with the Lord! There is a difference between knowledge and a heart relationship. First, you should have a heart relationship with Christ, and then you should gain more knowledge so you can strength your relationship with Him! You have to accept Him into your heart before you go gaining knowledge. What good does it do you if you have knowledge but have no relationship with Christ?
“But I struggle with morality.” Many Christians struggle with certain things, but that does not give you the excuse to live in that sin! You need to pray for the Lord to take that away from you! You need to pray for strength to say no to whatever has you in bondage! Don’t continue in that sin, confess and pray for freedom from your sin!
There are no excuses for sin, and you cannot justify sin. If you have to justify your sin, then there is a big problem. As believers, we should confess the moment we do sin and also pray that we do not do that again. Why repent when you are just going to go and do the same sin again? Repentance takes seriousness and conviction. This is why it is important to not get involved in addictions, for it will be extremely hard to break them, but if you are serious, Christ will break those chains and free you!
Only the Lord knows your heart. Man only sees what is on the outside, and they also only see what you want them to see, but Jesus sees your heart! He does not care about the appearance or the outside of a person, He cares about the heart, so why continuously sin? He sees you committing those sins, so do not think you are “under the radar.”
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7
The one thing that should stick out from that is ‘For the Lord does not see as a man sees;.” If you’re playing church and hiding multiple sins from others, just know that the Lord sees that. He knows your heart, your intentions, and everything.
This is why morality is important. Jesus sees it all and that should be enough to make you want to flee from immorality. Immorality is destructive and is leading a lot of people to Hell. Hell is real and the flames are hot, and you don’t have all the time in the world to get saved.
Christ is near and now is the time of grace. Right now is the time to get saved, right now is the time to say no to your addictions, and right now is the time to work on your relationship with Christ.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Christ is willing and just to forgive us of our sins, but we must be willing to give it up! We must be willing to let Him cleanse us! Stop living in immorality and pray for forgiveness. Eternity is your choice. Are you really saved or are you just playing church? Many people will be shocked when they stand before God and He tells them “I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”
If you are unsure on whether you are saved or not, it never hurts to make sure.
“For Moses writes about the righteousness which is of the law, “The man who does those things shall live by them.” But the righteousness of faith speaks in this way, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’”(that is, to bring Christ down from above) or, “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”(that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Romans 10:5-10
Romans 10:9 says that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved! Salvation is very simply to comprehend, but the blind thinks it’s hard! If you aren’t saved and want to be, again, Romans says that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart you will be saved! You must mean it and really want Him to change you! Don’t let it be words out of your mouth and that is it. When you get saved, you let your heart do the talking.
Morality is important in the life of a believer, and it shouldn’t be something minor. Pray for strength and pray that He breaks you from those chains. As believers in Christ, we should not be of this world, (see Romans 12:2 for more.) so we should care about having morals, for morals make up who we are and what we stand for!