Three things are true in life. One is that we should not sin. Sin is to disobey the righteous standard of God and it occurs not only in the unrighteous deeds we do, but also in the unrighteous things that we think about. Hatred, envy, and pride and examples of sins we commit in our hearts before we ever commit an external act of wickedness. So we should avoid sin
A second thing that should be true is that our sin should bother us on some level. If we are true Christians, then the Holy Spirit who lives inside us will convict us of sin. We will not be able to nonchalantly live in sin if we are really saved. Yet, even though we may loathe our own sin, we are called to be gracious to those who sin against us, with an attitude of forgiveness. We should pity others who are enslaved to sin and ask the Lord to change their hearts. He doesn't have to do this, but we should desire it out of love for our fellow man.
A third reality is this: We should be awestruck by God. When we consider the perfect holiness of God, the absolute sovereignty that He alone possesses, and the great love with which He has loved us; we should be amazed. The Psalmist wrote, “Stand in awe and sin not.” (Psalm 4:4 KJV) There are infinite commands in those few words. God should amaze us, as His work in us changes us. Then we should both be amazed at what He has done for us and seek that change in other sinners as well.
Have you been awestruck by the Lord today? Have you paused long enough to consider how glorious He is? God sent His son Jesus to pay the eternal price for sinners like you and me. We are called to turn from our sin in repentance and trust in Jesus by faith, committing our lives to Him? Have you done this? Stand in awe by kneeling in submission. Find forgiveness, while it still may be found. Begin the journey of following Christ as a loyal and loving disciple. Many things in life amaze us. But none should cause us to “stand in awe” more than the Lord Himself.