Monday, March 19, 2007

Don't Let Sin Have Dominion Over You

Monday, March 19

The Ugliness of Sin

Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Psalm 19:13

Recommended Reading
Isaiah 38:17-20

Sin has ruined men, ruined women, ruined angels. Sin has occasioned every tear of sorrow, every sigh of grief, every pang of agony. Sin has withered everything that is fair, blasted everything that is good, made bitter everything that is sweet, dried up springs of comfort, rolled far and wide tides of sorrow. Sin has digged every grave, built every coffin, woven every shroud, enlarged every cemetery that the world has ever seen.

So wrote evangelist Robert G. Lee in his old book, Heart to Heart. His assessment reminds us of why God hates sin and why we should, too. Our nation has so neglected God's standards that sin is the norm. We've become acclimatized to it. We can't single-handedly clean up all the graft of our political system or all the filth of our entertainment industry. But we can live in consistent victory over known sin in our own hearts.

Sin keeps us from experiencing the fullness of God's blessings in our lives. Don't give in to sin; fight it in the name of Him who died to deliver us from its effects. Through the blood of Christ, sin shall not have dominion over you.

Lord, keep me from the sins that can keep me away from Your blessings.

Judges 18:1 - 20:48

HT: Turning Point Online

Good Advice:

Phl 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things.

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