What more is there to say about sin? Naught, so I assume that you then must be curious about the habitual part. I can only begin with my personal experience with it.
It sucks. It is torturous. It is mind-bending. It takes you over.
I am currently struggling with two habitual sins myself: cursing and lust. And I work on them, and I promise to God and I pray to Him. But I still fail. And it is quite honestly the most painful experience of my life. Based purely on my experience, there is no doubt in my mind as to the purely iniquitous, sinister nature of habitual sin.
Furthermore, based on my faith, I am undoubtedly aware of my wrongdoings, and that is just it! Because I know exactly what I’m doing, and I do it again.
Numbers 15: 30 “‘But an individual who does something wrong intentionally… is blaspheming…
Hebrews 10: 26 For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, or raging fire that will consume the enemies.
Leviticus 26: 23 If, in spite of all this, you refuse my correction and still go against me; then I too will go against you; and I, yes I, will strike you seven times over for your sins.
How condemning, yes? Then why do I do it? Why do I do the things I hate?
I am afraid I have no good answer…
“I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to
I am completely at your command.
Half of the things you do you might as well turn
over to me and I will do them - quickly and
I am easily managed - you must be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done
and after a few lessons, I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of great people,
and alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine though
I work with the precision of a machine
plus the intelligence of a person.
You may run me for profit or run me for ruin -
it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me, and
I will place the world at your feet.
Be easy with me and I will destroy you.
Who am I? I am Habit.”
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.