Passive Conception of Sin

by: Dave & Connie Keating

Passive Conception of Sin

God gave Adam the responsibility not to eat of the tree.  He was passive when Eve ate, he should have stopped her.  Adam was to tend the garden but didn’t keep the snake out. Abram was passive when his wife told him to go into Hagar when he should have resisted. David was good when he went to war but when he stayed home he was passive until he saw Bathsheba and then he was active when he should have been passive.

2 Chron 12:14 says that Rehoboam did evil because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord. He was passive. Jehosaphat in 2 Chron 19:3 did good because he prepared his heart to seek God. Things didn’t go well because 2 Chron 20:33 says the people had not prepared their hearts to seek God. Verse 35 says Jehosophat joined to Ahaziah who did very wickedly.

In Gen 39:9 Joseph said how can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God? His heart was set to seek God and recognized that all sin is first and foremost against God. In Gen 41:38-40 Pharoah exalted Joseph to 2nd in the land.

It is your responsibility to prepare or establish your heart to hear and obey God immediately.  No one else can do it for you.  Don’t be passive when you should be active.  It is important to invest in your heart in “down” times in order to be ready for battle.