Taking God’s side against sin

mark-dever“I often tell my congregation that when it comes to battling sin in our lives, the difference between Christians and non-Christians is not that non-Christians sin whereas Christians don’t. The difference is found in which side we take in the battle. Christians take God’s side against sin, whereas non-Christians take sin’s side against God. In other words, a Christian will sin, but then he will turn to God and his Word and say, ‘Help me fight against sin.’ A non-Christian, even if he recognizes his sin, effectively responds, ‘I want my sin more than God.’
-Mark Dever

(HT:  Reformed Voices)

Peter serves as a pastor-teacher, at home and abroad, resourcing gospel-centred communities.

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