For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.
For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Sin-anything anti-God? Sometimes defined as missing the mark. Often thought of as following the desires of self – an ‘I want’ lifestyle. All of these, perhaps, though some will hand us a list of trespasses to avoid we do well to avoid a man-made list and learn to listen to the voice of God; our spirit connecting with his Spirit. So we do not follow our own desires, we listen to the voice of self; nor do we engage in anything that would be anti-God. God is love. The commands a believer has been given are to love God and to love our fellow-man, our neighbor. Not a casual love; spoken with lips and tongue, but a complete love that denies self and gives all of self over to God. How? Begin by asking: “What do you want , Lord? What can I do for you?” Shift focus from ‘me, myself and I’ to Him. We can listen to our conversation; how often do we say “I want” or “my desire” or “my passion”. Signals are given in our language as to where our heart truly is. “Out of the heart the mouth speaks.” – Jesus
For sin will have no dominion over you,…isn’t this good to know? We have been set free!