Anyone then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins – James 4:17
How many times have you battled against your conscience about something that you know you shouldn’t do, but still want to do? How many times have you made excuses for not following God’s instructions? How often do you do the wrong thing and reason with yourself and God so much that you decide that it wasn’t that bad?
James is blatantly telling us in the verse above, that when you do any of those things listed above; you sin. Isaiah 30:21 says that whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears would hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” That voice is always going to be there telling us the good that we ought to do. When we ignore that voice, we have sinned. There’s just no question about it.
Stay embedded in the word, and meditate on what you read. The more you do this, the louder that voice becomes and the harder it is to ignore. God will never lead you astray, so if you are serious about walking with God, it becomes imperative for you to avoid sin by doing the good you know that you ought to do, no matter how minute it may be. Listen to that voice behind your ears, and heed to its instructions.
Stay blessed and spread the word.