A sharp response. A pattern to indulge. A failure to give thanks. A lustful glance. An ill-judgment passed. A tendency to spend. A bent towards impatience. A cowering to speak.
Sin is pervasive (James 4:8). And deadly (James 1:15; 5:20). Sinning is believing a false promise from the world above a true promise from God. All our sins find their origin in the desires rooted inside our hearts (James 1:14–15). In our lives today, some sins are blatantly discouraged, some are deceptively praised, and others are acceptably common.
We are far too hospitable with our sin. When was the last time we looked our sin in the mirror and came away broken? When was the last time we felt the gravity of our sin as betrayal against a holy God?
Rarely do we weep.