We have the choice of whether we want to live a life for Christ or not. When we decide to live a life for Christ it is not by our own works that we are saved. We are saved by grace. And in everyday life, we need to make the choice to get rid of the sin in our lives or to keep it. The work that it takes to rid the sin in your life is not going to be done by you. Christ is the only one who can clean the spirit of a man or woman.
“For I (Paul the apostle) am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me” (1 Corinthians 15:9-10).
Once we are saved, we become holy and blameless in the sight of the Lord (Ephesians 1:4). Our day to day walk in the Spirit needs to be Christ led. It is not okay to think sinning is acceptable.
But Christ is not only going to reward those who know how to walk fully in the Spirit. He is not going to only lift you up when you can walk the perfect-person life. Christ is there to lift you up when you fall. Christ is there to hold us when we are hurting. In the words of a dear friend, Jesus says to us “You blew it today. Let me pick you up!”
It is the times that we see God the clearest and feel the deepest empathy for God when we are walking the wrong walk and Christ is there to hold us like papa. Should we sin on purpose to get that empathy? No!
When we judge others, it is almost like saying that God isn’t good enough, because everybody who makes the choice to walk with Christ is holy and blameless in God’s sight and the Spirit is in control of those people, directing them in their everyday life so that they will meet the ultimate goal.