Sin. Sin separates us from an intimate relationship with Christ. For those of us who know Christ, sin is something that drives us crazy. Why do we sin? Old nature. Satan uses our weaknesses EVERY TIME to tempt, trick, challenge, and tempt, trick and challenge us again. So many of us think, “I can do this. I can overcome this.” Through the Holy Spirit we can. If Satan knows our weaknesses, what makes us think WE can? As our kids struggle with sin, help THEM understand God gives us power to overcome it, not the other way around. Paul struggled, too. Why do I do what don’t want to do and don’t I do things I should? Then he says “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me?” God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Suggested Reading: Romans 7:14-25