A lot of times, those who have the most struggle with sin are those who yell the loudest when you talk about stopping behaviors that strengthen ‘the flesh’ and its lusts.  They defensively proclaim that they have ‘liberty in Christ’.  Well let me ask . . . if that’s YOUR mantra: how’s it working out for you?

Hypothetically it sounds great, but how about some honest self examination . . . in real life, how is your walk? Are you walking in purity, holiness, and righteousness? If not . . . is it just MAYBE possible that living according to your ‘liberty in Christ’ is your downfall? Could masturbation or listening to secular music be making it harder for you to walk righteously (or even some so-called ‘Christian music’)? Are these activities perhaps doorways to strongholds you’ve had (or are now developing) in your life?

When we walk away and shut the door on our past sins (and we must!!), we should understand that playing with the door itself is likely to cause us to want to walk through it again. Don’t even touch the doorknob!

Jesus said:

‘And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.’ (Matthew 5:29-30)

If Jesus advised removing BODY PARTS that led us into sin . . . how much more should we remove BEHAVIORS that lead us into sin? Even Paul noted:

‘All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.’
(1 Corinthians 10:23)

We all like to think we’re the STRONG Christians who can walk in liberty . . . but is that really how it’s playing out in your life? Isn’t it time to be honest with yourself?  Don’t wait around for Jesus to deliver you from sin . . . WALK AWAY!!

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