Killing Sin Before It Kills You

Killing Sin Before It Kills You

Romans 8:13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

Flesh vs. The Spirit

Each day we choose whether to operate by the flesh or the Spirit.

The flesh represents our sinful desires and tendencies, while the Spirit reflects God’s will and character.

Two Possible Outcomes

If we habitually gratify the cravings of the flesh, we’ll experience spiritual decay and death.

But if through the Spirit’s power we put sin to death, we’ll enjoy spiritual life and peace.

The Battle Within

Though Christ has broken sin’s power, the flesh wages war in believers.

We must actively crucify fleshly deeds lest sin destroy us. Our part is vital.

Empowered from Within

This battling is not meant to be done alone in the flesh.

As we yield to the indwelling Spirit, He gives strength to overcome temptation and walk uprightly.

Lord, Fill Me Afresh with Your Spirit

Lord, I confess that sin still crouches at my door seeking to devour me. Flood every corner of my heart afresh with Your Spirit so that I can gain victory over the flesh. Make me sensitive to sin’s first stirrings so I can reject it before it takes root. Daily crucify my sinful nature, that I might fully live by Your Spirit.

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