Lay Aside Every Besetting Sin

Besetting sin

Sin is the transgression against God's laws. Every establishment is guided by laws. The earth is an establishment of God and it's also guided by his laws.

Anyone who goes against the laws of God is punished. He voluntarily grants Satan and his demons access to wreak havoc in his life.

Sin besets and surrounds a person, preventing him to make progress. God wants all to lay them aside (Hebrews 12:1).

No one can prevail against sin by strength or fight. Victory is only gained over it through Christ who, through his death and resurrection, brings liberation from sin to mankind (1 John 2:2).

We are on a race as Christians. An athlete will ideally put away every clothing or boot that will prevent him from moving forward. The athlete will exercise self-control in all things. Sin is heavy that should be put away to run well and everyone must keep himself under control to win (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

God's word will help to overcome sin. The nature of God is holiness. We learn his nature as we meticulously study his word and put them into practice (Philippians 2:16).

Put away every sin, including malice, deceit, hypocrisy, and slander, because, on account of them, the wrath of God comes (1 Peter 2:1).

Be constant in prayer. It will help you overcome. If God sees that you want to be set free, he will grant you the grace to overcome when you ask through prayer (Philippians 4:6).

Put off your old self, which belongs to the former way of life striving after deceitful desires, and put on your new self, which is created after the likeness of God in holiness and righteousness (Ephesians 4:22-24).

Cleanse yourself from every defilement of the body and God will help you live the holy life he desires for you (2 Corinthians 7:1).

Do not love the world and the things in it. Don’t be conformed to its standard, but continually renew your mind with God's word. You will overcome (Romans 12:2).
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