“Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to your shame.” 1 Corinthians 15:34
Paul had just stated a good argument about life after death. He now tells the people to get back to their senses and to stop sinning. They are to stop ignoring God.
As this passage is read, remember who he is talking to. He is speaking to the people in the church. These are believers, followers of Jesus. These are supposed to be the good, holy people of God, servants of God. This is why it is “to their shame” that he makes this statement.
This sinning is not the accidental sudden slip of a single sin. It is the lifestyle of sin. It is the repeating of a sin over and over again and again.
There are people in the church who refuse to give up certain sins. Often they state that it is just something small, or that it is a part of them that they cannot stop. Others will state that it really does not affect them at all. Sin is sin, regardless of how big or small it is. All sin puts a person in danger of death and separation from God.
Do not ignore God’s Holy Spirit trying to guide you into God’s ways. Be willing to turn from all sin. No one, not even the devil, can force you to sin. Doing a sin is a personal choice that you make.
Paul says get to your senses and just stop sinning. If you come to your senses and realize who God is and what Jesus has done for you, it only makes sense that you would choose to just stop sinning. Refuse to give into your personal evil desires that the devil wants you to do.
If you focus on God and doing things for God, you will not have time to think or do any sin. God will keep you busy with His work for you on this earth.
I pray today that God will guide you by His Holy Spirit in what sins you are doing; that you will keep your eyes on Jesus; that you will seek to do only what God wants you to do; and that you will turn away from all sin and temptation to sin.