Thursday, January 26, 2012

Exhortation- Besetting Sins

None of us grows weary of receiving God’s blessings. We are glad to have them over and over and in ever increasing amounts.  But sometimes we do grow weary of our own flesh, our own failures, our own sins.  You may have a besetting sin, a way of thinking, a way of speaking, a certain habit, that is very difficult for you to shake. It has become so ingrained in you, that you have nearly stopped fighting against it.
          But do not do this. If it is sinful, then it must go. The fact that you war against such a sin is a sign that you belong to God. As long as you war with those things that are opposed to Christ, then you can rest assured that you belong to Him. It is only when you have made friends with Christ’s enemies that you need to worry.
          Have you made friends with a besetting sin? Have you shrugged your shoulders believing God will understand? Only then should you begin to worry about whose side you are on.  Walk in the Spirit today. Renew the fight against sin and death and every lofty thought that raises itself up against the knowledge of Christ. Do this, resist the devil and he will flee from you and Christ will give you victory.

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