Avoid Evil ~ Flee From Sin ~ Keep Your Eyes On God!

Spiritual Warfare! NeedEncouragement.com      List Of Sins! NeedEncouragement.com     The Devil Made Me Do It! NeedEncouragement.com     Free Christian Counseling! NeedEncouragement.com

Avoid evil! NeedEncouragement.com

Please contact us if you have questions or if you need some encouragement.

To avoid evil and sin may seem like an almost impossible feat, but let me assure you that it is achievable. The key to avoiding evil lies in the realization that we are not our own – we have been purchased with a priceless gift: the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our sins. When we follow Him rather than succumb to the temptations of this world or those of the devil, we can rest assured that though sin might temporarily bring pleasure, its consequences are dire and lead us down a path of destruction.

Doing the will of my flesh for immediate gratification is like choosing between crumbs now or waiting for a grand feast later by doing God’s will. Choosing immediate gratification through sin ultimately leads us to settle for less than what God has planned for us, leaving us dissatisfied and always wanting more. But even though our flesh may be weak and prone to temptation, we can resist evil by remembering who paid the ultimate price for our redemption and striving daily to live according to His perfect will. So take heart! Avoiding evil is tough but doable when you put your faith in Jesus Christ! Keeping a distance between you and sin is wise, yet sometimes unavoidable, that is why prayer is so very critical to avoid evil. Do not fight evil with evil, but evil with good. ~ Bill Greguska

Psalm 51:2  Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.



Ten Ways To Discover Encouragement For Yourself:

  1. Encouragement for Relationships
  2. Encouragement to End an Addiction
  3. Encouragement for Your Faith 
  4. Encouragement from Many Topics
  5. Encouragement to Pray Daily
  6. Encouragement from our Ideas List
  7. Encouragement via Chatting
  8. Encouragement from our Sitemap 
  9. Encouragement from a Free Bible
  10. Encouragement from My Book

Find out what God’s Word says about the situation you are in, and what to do about it ~ click here.







Free Will Makes It Harder To Avoid Evil! 



Three Types Of Sin To Avoid!

  1. The sin of not doing something we ought to do is called the sin of omission.
  2. There is also the sin of commission, which is doing something God instructs us not to do.
  3. There is a third type called personal sin committed daily by every human being by disobeying God’s word.




Yes ~ There Is Pleasure In Sin!

But sin keeps us apart from God.  Bearing in mind that one sin is not greater than another sin. Sometimes to avoid evil, it is best to avoid people, places, and things that will most likely lead you to sin. Sin is sin, whether in the form of a lie, murder, homosexuality, stealing, or whatever. God hates sin, and to avoid evil, you should be one of our most important objectives! When we sin, we need to ask God and others that we have sinned against (or offended) for forgiveness and then turn away from our sin and ask God to help us avoid sin the best we can.



Why Do We Still Feel Guilty If God Has Forgiven Our Sins?


Realize That The Pleasure Of Sin Is Fleeting!

Yes, sin is definitely in our fallen world, and there is also pleasure in sin, but it is short-lived and leads to death. Does the test come when we choose if we love the sin more or the Lord more? I am not saying that we will sin anymore once we follow Jesus Christ and his teachings, but your sin will look so much more ugly than it was before, and God will give you the strength to fight it, the grace to get through it, forgiveness to be cleansed from it!
Realize that your faith is made apparent by others. By the way, how do you live your life and react to a stressful situation? If you want to start or build a relationship with God, you need to trust in God more.You can test your faith when you find joy in difficult times, not only when times are going well! You can check your faith by how you react to situations, how you talk, how you behave, how you think about others, and how you treat them. Hopefully, you have a strong faith in God, but if you are not sure what you believe yet, you can test your faith where it is now, and you can find out more below and throughout our website. ~ Bill Greguska

Is There A Difference Between Sins?

I have heard it said that murder, rape, or robbing a bank is a major sin. Let’s say the so-called little sins are those sins, such as telling a white lie. Taking a small item from someone or something like that are minor sin. There are many types of sins, but all sin is against God and must be accounted for and punished. That is why God gave us his only son to die on the cross, a painful death to cover up the many different sins we commit.
I thank God for what he has done, and to show my thanks to God, I do my best not to sin, and when I do, I ask for forgiveness right away.
God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful to get our attention. He won’t let His beloved children get away with sin because He knows it robs us of blessings, opportunities, and even character refinement. ~ Charles Stanley

Avoid Evil With The Full Armor Of God!

What We Ought Not Do / What We Need To Do!Avoid sin!

1. Lack of love 1 John 4:7-8  *** John 15:12 Love
2. Judging Matthew 7:1-2 *** John 8:9 Let God search my heart
3. Bitterness Hebrews 12:15 ***  Ephesians 4:32 Tenderhearted and forgiving
4. Unforgiving Spirit Mark 11:26 *** Colossians 3:13 Forgiving spirit
5. Selfishness Philippians 2:21 *** John 12:24 Self-denial
6. Pride Proverbs 16:5 *** James 4:6 Humility
7. Boasting (Conceit) 1 Colossians 4:7 ***  Philippians 2:3 Esteeming others
8. Stubbornness 1 Samuel 15:23 ***  Romans 6:13 Brokenness
9. Disrespect for authority Act 23:5 *** Hebrews 13:17 Honor authority
10. Rebellion 1 Samuel 15:23 *** Hebrews 13:17 Submission
11. Disobedience 1 Samuel 12:15 *** Deuteronomy 11:27 Obedience
12. Impatience James 1:2-4 *** Hebrews 10:36 Patience
13. Ungratefulness Romans 1:21 *** Ephesians 5:20 Gratefulness
14. Covetousness Luke 12:15 *** Hebrews 13:5 Contentment
15. Discontent Hebrews 13:5 *** 1 Timothy 6:8 Contentment
16. Murmuring/Complaining Philippians 2:14 *** Hebrews 13:15 Praise
17. Irritation of others Galatians 5:26 *** Philippians 2:3-4 Preferring in love
18. Jealousy Galatians 5:26 *** 1 Corinthians 13:4 Trust
19. Strife/Contention Proverbs 13:10 *** James 3:17 Peace
20. Retaliation (Getting even) Proverbs 24:29 *** Romans 12:19-20 Return good for evil
21. Losing temper Proverbs 25:28 *** Proverbs 16:32 Self-control
22. Anger Proverbs 29:22 *** Galatians 5:22-23 Self-control
23. Wrath James 1:19-20 *** Proverbs 15:1 Soft answer
24. Easily irritated 1 Corinthians 13:5 ***  Proverbs 19:11 Not easily provoked
25. Hatred Matthew 5:21-22 *** 1 Corinthians 13:3 Love
26. Murder Exodus 20:13 ***  Romans 13:10 Love
27. Gossip 1 Timothy 5:13 *** Ephesians 4:29 Edifying speech
28. Evil speaking James 4:11 *** Proverbs 15:30 Good report
29. Critical spirit Galatians 5:15*** Col 3:12 Kindness
30. Lying Ephesians 4:25 *** Zechariah 8:16 Speak the truth
31. Profanity Proverbs 4:24 *** Proverbs 15:4 Pure speech
32. Idle words Matthew 12:36 *** Proverbs 21:23 Bridle tongue
33. Wrong motives 1 Samuel 16:7 *** 1 Corinthians 10:31 Spiritual motives
34. Evil thoughts Matthew 5:19-20*** Philippians 4:8 Pure thoughts
35. Complacency Revelation 3:15 *** Revelation 3:19 Zeal
36. Laziness Proverbs 20:4 ***Proverbs 6:6-11 Diligence
37. Slothfulness (Not doing best) Proverbs 18:9 *** Col 3:23 Wholeheartedness
38. Hypocrisy Job 8:13 *** 1Thessalonians 2:3 Sincerity

How To Control Sinful Impure And Ungodly Thoughts?

Continued: What We Ought Not Do / What We Need To Do!

39. Idolatry Deuteronomy 11:16 *** Col 1:18 Worship God only
41. Lack of always rejoicing Philippians 4:4 *** 1 Th 5:18 Rejoice
42. Worry/Fear Matthew 6:25-32 *** 1 Peter 5:7 Trust
43. Unbelief Hebrews 3:12 *** Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith
44. Unfaithfulness Proverbs 25:19 ***Luke 16:10-12 Faithfulness
46. Prayerlessness Luke 18:1*** Matthew 26:41 Praying
47. No burden for the lost Matthew 9:36-38 ***Act 1:8 Compassion/Witnessing
48. Burying talents Luke 12:48 ***1 Corinthians 4:2 Developing abilities
49. Irresponsibility (Family/Work) Luke 16:12 ***Luke 16:10 Responsibility
50. Procrastination Proverbs 10:5 ***Proverbs 27:1 Diligence
51. Irreverence in church Ecclesiastes 5:1 *** Psalm 89:7 Reverence
52. Inhospitable 1 Peter 4:9 *** Romans 12:13 Hospitable
53. Cheating 2 Corinthians 4:2 ***2 Corinthians 8:21 Honesty
54. Stealing Proverbs 29:24 ***Ephesians 4:28 Working/Giving
55. Lack of moderation Proverbs 11:1 *** 1 Corinthians 9:25 Temperance
56. Gluttony Proverbs 23:21 *** 1 Corinthians 9:27 Discipline
57. Wrong friends Psalm 1:1 Proverbs 13:20 Godly friends
58. Temporal values Matthew 6:19-21 2 *** Co 4:18 Eternal value
59. Love of money/Greed 1 Timothy 6:9-10 *** Matthew 6:33 Love God
60. Stinginess 1 John 3:17 ***Proverbs 11:24-25 Generosity
61. Moral impurity 1 Timothy 4:7 ***1 Timothy 4:4 Moral purity
62. Fornication 1 Corinthians 6:18*** 1 Timothy 4:3 Abstinence
63. Lust 1 Peter 2:11 *** Titus 2:12 Pure desires
64. Adultery Matthew 5:27-28 *** Proverbs 5:14-19 Marital fidelity
65. Homosexuality Lev 18:22 *** 1 Timothy 4:4-5 Moral purity
66. Incest Lev 18:6 ***1 Corinthians 7:2-5 Moral purity
67. Pornography Psalm 101:3 *** Philippians 4:8 Pure thoughts
68. Immodest dress Proverbs 7:10 *** 1 Timothy 2:9 Modesty
69. Flirtation Proverbs 7:21 ***1 Peter 3:4 A gentle, quiet spirit
70. Worldly entertainment Proverbs 21:17 ***Galatians 5:16 Spiritual pursuits
71. Fleshly music Ephesians 4:29-30 ***Ephesians 5:19 Edifying music
72. Bodily harm 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 ***1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Glorify God in body
73. Alcoholism Proverbs 20:1 ***Proverbs 23:30 Abstinence
74. Following the crowd Proverbs 1:10 ***Proverbs 3:7 God-fearing
75. Witchcraft/Astrology/Horoscopes Deuteronomy 18:10-11 ***Deuteronomy 6:5 Worship of God
76. Gambling Proverbs 28:20-22 ***Luke 16:11 Good stewardship
77. Preferential treatment James 2:1-9 ***Luke 6:31 Love neighbor as self
78. Presumption on the future Proverbs 27:1 ***James 4:14-16 Trust God’s will

Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

1 John 2:15-17 ESV 

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV 

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide a way of escape so that you may be able to endure it.

Romans 12:2 ESV

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing, you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV 

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech, I hate.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV 

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

James 4:1 ESV 

What causes quarrels, and what causes fights among you? Is it not this that your passions are at war within you?

Romans 12:1 ESV

I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 3:23 ESV 

For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God,

John 14:6 ESV 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Matthew 6:13 ESV 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.



Find Hope And Encouragement From Our Links!

  1. If you just started believing in God, we have a page specifically for you.
  2. If you are dealing with anger, stress, or depression, we have information to help you.
  3. We have phone helplines, website links, and YouTube videos.
  4. Learn more about us, our goals, and our purpose.
  5. If you have a drug/alcohol problem or want to get right with God, you are at the right place!
  6. If you need to talk to someone right away, you can call 800-633-3446 or click here.
  7. Finally, if you have any questions or want to get on our email list, just let us know.


For Encouragement, Call 800-633-3446 or Chat

Print Friendly, PDF & Email