How often does a Christian sin?

Does a Christian sin daily? Is it the habit of his life?

Unless comatose, the Christian has strong practical and scriptural evidence of daily sin. "There is not a just man.... that doeth good, and sinneth (continually) not" (Ecclestiastes 7:20). Jesus alone "did no sin" (1 Peter 2:22). David prayed, "Cleanse thou me from secret faults" (Psalm 19:12). Sin is sin, even committed ignorantly or accidentally. It should be confessed to the Lord. David continues in verse 13, "Keep back thy servant from presumptuous (deliberate) sins, let them not have dominion (become habitual) over me." Paul says, "Let not sin therefore reign (become habit) in your mortal body" (Romans 6:12).

The remedy is "Reckon... yourselves to be dead indeed (once for all) unto sin, but alive unto God. ...Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin" (verses 11, 13). "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

"Go, and sin no more" (John 8:11). He enables when He commands the breaking of sin's power.

Paul Mason