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I find it much harder to obey God’s commands when I’m tired. Should I avoid becoming tired?
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Garrett Linney
Aug 03, 2021
I must admit that I too suffer from the same plight! Tiredness is the soil by which sin germinate in my life it seems. It can be frustrating to feel helpless in the midst when we want to live godly lives. But I think it's important to realize that even on our best days, we're still heinously sinful! Remember the Greatest Commandment: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." Not for one second in my entire life have I ever kept that command, the Greatest Commandment! Greater than thou shalt not murder! Greater than thou shalt not commit adultery! The more we understand the depth of our sin, the more hopeless it can feel to try and be better. Luckily for us, we stand before God washed of all sin and with a perfect righteousness, the righteousness of Christ. Next time you fall into sin while tired, let it be a reminder of your creaturely inability to even begin to be presentable to God, not in self-condemnation, but in order to magnify your dependence and thankfulness to Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior! In these bodies, corrupted by sin, we grow tired, hungry, and sick, but God has made a way for us, in spite of our sinful flesh, to be made perfect in his sight so that we might enjoy the fruits of knowing Him and being adopted as His sons and daughters. We cannot even begin to clean ourselves up, but we can turn to God in the midst of our sin and praise Him for his glorious grace that He will remember our sins no more.

Garrett Linney

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