Is the phrase “guilty pleasures” an oxymoron? Here are some thoughts about guilt:
To do wrong and feel entitled to have no guilt is like burning your hand and feeling entitled to have no pain. Guilt and pain are danger warnings.
–The solution to guilt is not denial, but the living, resurrected Jesus Christ. “Lord, have mercy on me a sinner.”
–Guilt (even when it is denied) will lead to either condemnation or forgiveness. Which one for you?
–“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” –Jesus
What current are you caught in? The current of contemporary culture of the current of Christ?
Are you captivated & controlled by cravings & compulsions?
Or captivated & compelled by Christ living in your conscience?
(“Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” –Jesus Christ)