Fight! Win! (Part 2)
Be honest, when a sin catches your attention, deal with it intentionally (Matthew 18:9). Don’t turn a blind eye. Don’t make excuses. Don’t be lazy. Recognize it and quash it.
Be ruthless. Sin cannot be removed painlessly – rip it out (Deuteronomy 12:2). People are redeemable. But you know what isn’t? Things. If an object is infected by leprosy – it only has one chance to prove it is no longer contaminated. If that leprosy pops up again – burn it. Demolish it. Finish it – it’s done.
Now that part of the law just doesn’t apply at all! That’s just crazy! I mean, who ever heard of people using phones to call people they shouldn’t, computers to look at things they shouldn’t, or guns to do what they shouldn’t?
That object gets one chance – install a filter, arrange for accountability, use it only at work. Eradicate the sin. And if it comes back – burn it. God is serious in the law. He is serious today. And we need to be the same.
Be on guard. Be separate. Be honest. Be ruthless. And then…
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