Be Encouraged
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God did not leave us to our own defenses when avoiding sin. He first of all gave us His indwelling Holy Spirit to lead, warn, and guide us through our temptations to sin, and He gave us other Christ-centered Christians to help us through theses times with encouragement to stay true and obedient to God by reminding us of the disastrous effects that sin can have on our lives.

Satan is incredibly deceptive in tempting us with sin. We would be wise to understand that he knows our weaknesses, sometimes better than we do! This is why it is so crucial to have a network of godly people around us that can help us to flee from sin by lovingly warning us if they see us being deceived. It is all too easy for us to become desensitized to sin in this ungodly culture in which we live. But when we stay in God’s Word and stay in fellowship with Him and His people, we can triumphantly live in obedience to God and bring glory to Him in our daily witness for Christ.

The devil’s main purpose is to pull God’s children away from Him and in doing so make them ineffectual for Christ on this earth. It is good for us to remember though, that he has no power over us unless we give it to him! Christ has already defeated Satan, sin, and death at the cross (Hebrews 2:14).

Lord help us to take sin as seriously as God does! No matter what the world says, if God calls something sin, it is sin. God created us and has every right to tell us how we are to live. He is the final Authority, not the rulers in this world.