I have more than my fair share it seems. I’m always struggling with sin of some kind in my life. Usually, I find I’m a repeat offender with particular sins. I try really hard to overcome, but I fail. I pray and tell God with a sincere heart I want to do better. But, then, I give in and do it again.
If we were truly honest with ourselves, there is not one person out there who can not relate to this problem. So, what’s the problem? We know when we indulge in something that is bad for us. Unhealthy. Immoral. Unwise. We may have even prayed about it. Asked forgiveness, and committed to not go back there. But we do. We find ourselves knee deep in sin. Yet, we often jump right back into sin as if we don’t know better. Why??
Sin is a hard thing and that’s putting it mildly. It’s something we will all struggle with til the day we die. For myself, I find that part of the problem is I don’t use the tools God has given me.
He has given me a weapon to use to fight sin. It’s called the Bible.
The Bible is filled with instructions for life. God knows how we struggle with sin. He also gives us the help we need to overcome it. The Bible has ALL the answers. It can lift your heart in times of trouble and sorrow. It can bring you joy amidst the worst of times. And it gives you the guidance you need to be a God follower. It tells you how to handle tough situations that face you. It even tells you how to fight sin.
In order to even attempt to overcome sin in our life, we must jump into God’s word. Whatever you are struggling with, the answers are there. Lust, lying, anger, humiliation, financial woes, greed…it’s all there. I could go on and on. But you
get the picture. That Bible was meant for more than being a book end and gathering dust. It is filled with life’s instructions.
Today, pick it up. Open it up. And see what God has to say
about sin and how to overcome it. You don’t cook without a pan and utensils. You don’t play football without the proper equipment. We don’t send soldiers to war without weapons for the battle. Don’t go through life with a Bible, sitting on a shelf. Pick it up, read it, and hide its words in your heart…and you will find you have more of God, more strength for the battles, and less sin.
I have hidden you word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. —-Psalm 119:11