Saved From Committing Sin
I shared this important truth with you a few years ago. Committing sin is what many individuals don*t want to give up. But that is a vital part of the salvation of God. If people reject this part they reject salvation altogether. It is true that even after we receive Jesus we fall into sin but with God*s help it will not be a way of life. It will be a failure, not a goal. It must be our desire when we genuinely receive Jesus to forsake sin. When we are saved from our desire to commit sin, we will commit less of it. Countless passages tell us that forsaking sin is Jesus* plan for everyone who comes to Him. When we receive Him we receive the gift of righteousness. We don*t want to dirty up the gift by sinning.
Romans 5:17: For if by one man*s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 6:6: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Proverbs 28:13: He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
Romans 6:6-11: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7 For he that is dead is freed from sin. 8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: 9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. 10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. 11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2 Timothy 2:19b: . . . Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
The more committed to the Bible Christians are, the easier it seems to know that they are Christians. The less committed to the Bible they are the harder it seems, even for them, to know they are Christians. The less they hide the Bible in their heart, the more their Christianity seems to be hidden.
Psalms 119:11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
D. L. Moody:
Christianity isn*t worth a snap of your finger if it doesn*t straighten out your character.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on John 17:17: Sanctify them through Thy truth.
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