I have been taking the verses and chorus of the song “The World All About Me.” In this devotion I want to discuss the question “Why Give Up Sin?” All Christians should be in “an attitude of gratitude” for what the Lord Jesus has done, is doing, and will do for us.
The second verse of the song starts off with the phrase “The Lord Jesus died my salvation to win:” This should remind us of the great cost of salvation; not to us, but to the Godhead. Our Heavenly Father loved us so much that He sent His Son to die in my place. The song further says “He went in my stead to Calvary and bled.” He took our place; we do not deserve to be saved. We are reminded of the need for the blood of Christ to be shed for the remission of our sins.
The last phrase of the second verse says “Redemption impels us to give up all sin.” This refers to the title of this devotion. Now that we are in Christ, we are to live a new life. We should be motivated by what Jesus did in redemption. If He loved us so much that He died for us, then we ought to try our best to avoid sin. But praise God if we do sin and “all have sinned…,” we have Jesus to intercede for us (Heb. 4:14-16).
So, fellow believer, let’s always be reminded of the love of Jesus and live our lives and be reminded that we are now in the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:12-14) and are living in the marvelous light of the Gospel. (I Peter 2:9)