“If I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.” Galatians 2:18
A life of a Christian is transformed the day he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and personal saviour. In spiritual context, his past becomes his past and now, he is a new person.
In this aspect, it means he is no longer that old person he used to be. He is now ready to live in obedience to God and his commandments.
I passed through this stage when I met Christ. And you did too. It is like changing out old clothes and then put on a new one, beautiful and brand new!
What happened to us when we then try to go back to the same life? We will be termed as sinner! That’s it! You may not believe it but the day you decide to go back into your old lifestyle, then you are a sinner.
You may have stopped smoking, drinking, and doing all the things of the world, but the day you return to such life and you start smoking, drinking and restart all the activities of the old, then you are automatically back in sin.
Apostle Paul called it ‘transgressor.’ And this is no different from the word ‘sinner.’
You may need to ask yourself, does it worth is going back into the old lifestyle? What do you gain from returning? You are in search of what? Peace?
The grace of God may stay with you even when you return to your old ways but you need to understand and realise that you are not doing the will of God when you restart your old life that was supposed to have been buried and forgotten.
Make it your duty not to suffer the grace of God upon your life. It does not make any sense that you should put the name of God upon your life into shame. Think about this, we are referring to your life and you must make it your ultimate duty to let everything about you glorify the name of the Lord.