Why Bother?


Why should we try to sin less if we can never be fully sin-free in this lifetime? Does that “less” in frequency really matter?
If Christians will be forgiven of their sins after they ask for God’s forgiveness but later they still keep sinning of the same or different in nature and keep asking for forgiveness from God, what is the point of living a holy life which is clearly not achievable in this lifetime even in Christians?

Which bible verse says there are no greater or lesser sins and all sins are the same before the eyes of God?


We’re saved solely because of what we believe, so struggling against our sin nature won’t affect our salvation one way or the other (Titus 3:4-7).

And It’s true that we can never achieve total victory over our sin nature. But if we try anyway as a way of showing the Lord just how grateful we are for what He did for us, it pleases Him.

In return, He rewards us with countless blessings that we wouldn’t otherwise receive. Theologians call this living the victorious life.

In addition we could qualify for the crown of victory, which will be awarded after the rapture to those who strive to overcome their sin nature (1 Cor. 9:24-27).

So both here and in the hereafter there are rewards for striving to live a life pleasing to God.

All sin leads to death, according to Romans 5:12, and breaking just one of God’s laws, no matter which one of them, makes us guilty of all of them. (James 2:10)