How does the habitual practice of sin deaden our spiritual pain nerves?

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    • #95302477
      Joseph
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      As we practice sin we rationalize the offense. We think of reasons (excuses) to tell ourselves we are justified in the action and thoughts. Soon we become bitter.
      Our flesh is never satisfied no matter how much we indulge it. We rehearse this pattern over and over. With each event of sin our consience is put aside.
      Only the painful result of our sin and the grace of God can lead us to repentance.

    • #95290372
      Cory
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      If we continue in sin eventually it will leave us with no conscience that we are doing wrong anymore, we would drown out the Holy Spirit from leading us.

    • #95290361
      Patricia
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      It comes natural to us to sin because of our sin nature. The Holy Spirit is our warning system, so if we grieve the Spirit with our sin, the more we sin the more our conscience is seared and the more we feel we’re not close to God. Isaiah 59:2 says “your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.”

    • #95286591
      Kari
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      It’s really as simple as the premise behind “practice makes perfect”. The more you do something, the easier it becomes. Sin is no exception. The more we sin (especially without major, obvious consequence), the more comfortable we become with it.

    • #95284009
      Natalia
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      The more we sin, it becomes a natural thing. We don’t think about the consequences. Therefore, we don’t think about God either.

      If we are not thinking of God, we are not fueling our bodies with spiritual things. It dies. For the Bible says “ for the wages of sin, is death.”

    • #95280207
      Darryl
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      Like the habitats that numb us to the consequences of our actions, like addictions, our moral receptors become numb to the “pain” of sin. We become dismissive of the consequences of sin and how it impacts our lives and our relationship with God.

    • #95278960
      Deborah
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      When we so over and over our feelings of guilt Diminishes. We find it easier to continue because we have turned off our respective ness to our inner voice. We numb our spiritual pain receptors.

    • #95278476
      Mary
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      Habitual practice of sin deadens our spiritual pain nerves by making us feel that we deserve to feel good. That is what we want, to feel good. But we want that feeling without accountability. We have a skewed view of love which makes the unconditional love of God hard to accept. We humanize His love. But this is a lie. The more you sin, the more you tell yourself it’s okay, it’s just who you are, unloveable. We become numb to the sin and find ways to justify it. Pain is unpleasant unless we look at it through the eye of God. It has no purpose but to hurt. But God doesn’t want to hurt us, He wants us to love Him and trust in His love. When we do this, we will be more accepting of pain and see it for our good.

    • #95277911
      Patricia
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      Habitual sin takes away our discernment. By ignoring any spiritual pain, we become numb to the consequences of our actions. We begin to live and act as if life has no boundaries within which we need to stay. The boundaries around abortion have been pushed so far that there are some who would accept “post-birth abortion” up to the age of two. Our sexual boundaries keep getting pushed so far that it seems as if nothing will be condemned by society—“If it feels good do it!” has become society’s rallying cry.

    • #95277782
      Venissa
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      If you continue to sin in the same way with no consequences, you may think that is it not too bad . Before you realize what is happening, that sin has become a habitual process and it is hard to come out of it. I think it is like an addiction. First it is just one time, then a little more unit the undesired activity becomes a distractive part of your life.

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      Our Daily Bread
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