Looking back at Romans Chapter six; Lesson from Rugged maniac (Part 1)
I as a person cannot stand the sight and feel of dirt, mud, spittle and the likes and when I see people smeared with dirt and they seem unconcerned about cleaning it up, it really gets to me. During the rugged maniac event, I was at first very reluctant to engage in the muddy activities and I realized that my disgust for muddy/dirty waters reduced after my first dip; I did not care so much about how dirty my clothes were, I was okay with mud on my face and body and at one point in the race I was actually looking forward to dipping in the mud as it had become a part of the game.
Just like I felt before I ever engaged in the muddy activities, no one ever want to wallow in sin; God made man perfect/innocent and the first time man sinned, he tried to hide himself from God because he was filled with shame and disgust, but as man began to expose himself to sin continually, he also began to become lenient with immoralities and sin slowly became the order of the day; man now looks forward for the next sin without remorse.
In today’s world; movies have to be more perverse to get more views, or bloody/gory to be considered interesting, and all this is mainly because we give ourselves to sin as slaves. One simple dip in sin, has a huge impact on our perception of sin, and as we indulge more and more we lose our sense of morality; the meaning of right and wrong or the purpose for our existence is lost
Let us give ourselves to righteousness and keep our garment of righteousness pure; avoid the mud of sin, because you are comfortable in (sin) does not make it right. Step out and wash yourself, then you will be able to comprehend the true meaning of life (“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect” Romans 12:2)
Beaming Prayer point:
Father, present me to thyself a glorious Church without wrinkle, spot or blemish in Jesus name