Without a doubt, sin is a difficult subject to preach and teach on. Very few Christians really seek to consistently distance themselves from its influences in a Biblically prescribed manner. In spite of the ever increasing opposition to living right and endeavoring to live a separated Christian life, each of us must seek to be filled with the Holy Ghost each and every day!
Recently, I was reminded of a truth that I must have heard somewhere as a younger Christian. It goes something like this… “When we sin, we must remember that there was also an opportunity to NOT sin. Had we chosen NOT to sin we would be enjoying victory instead of languishing in defeat!” Consider what the Scriptures says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (KJV)
Sin never builds anything in our life worthwhile, but it only erodes and undermines our character and integrity. In reference to the relationship between man, sin and the Bible one man eloquently proclaimed, “Sin will keep you from this Book or this Book will keep you from sin!” If we sell ourselves out to sin, then we will mar our living translation of the Bible… US! We are the only Bibles some folks will ever read.
It is my firm conviction, that each of God’s children needs to keep fighting sin till the day they draw their last breath. It is not just the preacher’s job to stand against sin! No, it is every Born Again, Child of God’s duty to not only stand against sin, but to encourage others to stay clear of sin and its consequences.
Will you endeavor to stand shoulder to shoulder with me this year as we seek to preach against sin and teach others about the narrow way which leads to life everlasting? Will you make it your goal each day to be filled with God’s Spirit and walk with Him? Will you strive to just say, “NO!” to sin?