Refusing to Take the Shot

Often times we sin by leaving good undone. Using a basketball illustration, we step up to the line with the basketball in our hands, knowing what to do, and refuse to take the shot. James noted, “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins” (James 4:17).

When we operate on our own agendas apart from God, we do not execute the good we were designed to do. Paul wrote, “As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). Transgressions stems from the Greek word paraptoma, meaning “to fall away.” When presented with an opportunity to do something good, we fall away from it and do nothing.

Are you leaving good undone? Examine your heart and life and fully surrender them to God. Confess your sins. Repent and believe in God’s grace. Walk with the forgiving God Who walks with you.

For more, watch The Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse, Episode 7: A Fool’s Sin and the Restorer’s Grace

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