I’ve had this revelation recently as to why God doesn’t want us to sin. It’s not because he is controlling; he knows the unfavorable effect of our decisions. In my own life, I have experienced that sin is expensive. Sin causes shame, fear, envy, boasting, lies, anxiety, and so on. Sin separates us from God, for when we sin, we hide from him. God gives us Grace, a lot of Grace; however, there are still consequences to our sin. We have to acknowledge our sin, repent of it, and allow God to heal us. Sin does not only affect you, but it also affects those around you and your generations to come. Becoming a Christian does not mean that you have a license to sin because of the Grace given to you. I have seen this over and over again with Christians who willfully sin due to all the Grace they have. They seem to not be repentant or willing to acknowledge their sin. If you think about it, It’s a slap to God’s face every time we willfully sin. God calls us to repent. We see the word repent so many times in the Bible. Repentance can bring real change in us. If we want to have a repentant heart, we need to cry out to God to help us see our sin. We also need to invite him into our heart and ask him to be our strength. We can’t do this on our own and God knows this. This is why Jesus died on the cross for us. Grace is a gift to change us from the inside out and glorify Jesus with how we live our lives.
You need Jesus, and I need Jesus; we all need Jesus. Sit at his feet and appreciate his Grace. If what he has done for you on the cross is not enough to understand Grace, cry out to him, and ask him to help you understand why he willfully died for you.