I found this word on sin by Barnabas Piper to be especially convicting. We tend to mask our love of sin by telling people we “struggle.” (at least I do). Barnabas cuts through that by looking at Paul’s honesty in Romans: (HT: Justin Taylor)
In true struggle, honesty is brutal. It’s brutal because it admits to weakness, proneness to badness, active pursuit of that badness. Instead of saying “I struggle with anger” it says “I lose my temper and hurt people with my words.” Instead of saying “I struggle with doing my devotions” it says “I don’t think enough of God’s word to actually read it.” Instead of saying “I struggle with lust” it says “I look at porn.”
Read the whole thing here: Barnabas’s Blog: “Struggle”.