Recently, I started a three part series dealing with the ways we limit God. In my last post, I wrote about how our lack of faith limits God. This week, I am going to address the second way that we limit God.
In addition to limiting God through our lack of faith, we also limit God by our sin. Think for a minute of the children of Israel. God wanted to give them the land of Caanan, but instead of taking the land, they "rebelled against the commandment of the Lord" (Deut. 1:26) What was the result of their unbelief and rebellion? None of the men from age 20 on up (except Joshua and Caleb) were allowed to enter Caanan. Our sin ALWAYS brings consequences. The good news is, God does forgive. However, if we as Christians live day-by-day with unconfessed sin and un-believing hearts, God won't do any great works through us. He simply can't. I Corinthians 6:14c says, "And what communion hath light with darkness?" God is the Father of light, and Satan is the father of darkness. If we have unconfessed sin in our lives, then we aren't in total harmony with God. And John 15:5 tells us that we can do nothing without God. Therefore, our sin limits God.