Question of the Week: How do I combat sin if I only seem to be getting worse?
Paul said in the Book of Romans Chapter 13 and verse 14 that we should put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts. In practice, this means we need to recognize where our struggles come from and cut them off at the pass before they have a chance to dominate our lives. For those that struggle with internet pornography, take advantage of internet filters. For those that struggle with alcohol, keep your finances in the hands of people (spouses or family members) who can go with you when you need to buy groceries. For those that struggle with relationships, be willing to cut off those influences in your life. If something stands between you and Jesus, a serious question needs to be asked if it should be removed. There are areas we will always struggle in and can only be removed from our lives to a certain point. Our responsibility as Christians is to proactively pursue a closer relationship with our Lord. If this means the loss of certain things in our lives, so be it. If the result is more of Him in our hearts, the sin that so easily ensnares us will sort itself out.
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