To Avoid Sin, You Need to Guard Your Heart!
There are a number of ways to avoid sin. One obvious way is by not going to places that will tempt you. To avoid sin, you need to monitor what you see with your eyes, hear with your ears, and think in your head. Kind of like putting on armor to protect you from sin.
Not only that, you need to keep your focus on God and ask for His protection. You know where you are weak, but also remember that God is strong and He is full of mercy and grace! “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9.
Avoid Sin By Being More Aware!
Four Ways to Avoid Sin!
- Protect your eyes from what they ought not to see.
- Protect your ears from what they ought not to hear.
- Protect your heart from things other people say and do.
- Protect your mind from the influences of this world, your flesh, and the devil.
It is Very Wise to Avoid Sin!
If you have an alcohol or drug problem, then stay away from bars and places that you used to use drugs at. If you have a gambling problem, stay away from the casinos. If you have a sexual problem, stay away from the things that tempt you. This goes for every type of sin that there is. Avoiding sin is a good thing, but it does not solve the problem completely. When you are tempted, your flesh screams for what is not good for your soul. Having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ each day will strengthen you against those attacks of the flesh and the devil.
Yes, it is True That There is Pleasure in Sin!
But sin keeps us apart from God. Bearing in mind that one sin is not greater than another sin. Sin is sin no matter if it is in the form of a lie, murder, homosexuality, stealing, or whatever, God hates sin and to avoid sin should be one of our most important objectives in life! When we do sin, you need to ask God and others that you have sinned against (or offended) for forgiveness and then turn away from your sin and ask God to help you avoid sin the best you can. ~ Bill Greguska
Three Types of Sin to Avoid
- The sin of not doing something that we ought to do is called the sin of omission.
- There is also the sin of commission which is doing something that God instructs us not to do.
- There is a third type is called personal sin, that which is committed every day to every human being by disobeying God’s word.
Where Does Sin Come From?
Because we have inherited a sin nature from Adam, we commit personal sins, everything from seemingly innocent untruths to murder. Now we can choose whether to commit personal sins or not because we have the power to resist sin through the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us, convicting us of our sins when we do commit them (Romans 8:9-11). Once we confess our personal sins to God and ask forgiveness for them, we are restored to perfect fellowship and communion with Him.
Is There a Difference Between Sins?
I have heard it said that murder, or rape, or robbing a bank are the big sins let’s say, and the so-called little sins are those sins such as telling a white lie, taking a small item from someone, or something like that. There are many different types of sins, but again all sin is against God and has to 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 types of sin that we commit. I thank God for what he has done, and to show my thanks to God I do my best not to sins, and when I do, I ask forgiveness right away.
How to Avoid Sin?
God’s arrows of affliction are sharp and painful so He can 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
Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
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Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation upon which sincere and meaningful repentance must be built. If we truly seek to put away sin, we must first look to Him who is the Author of our salvation. ~ Ezra Taft Benson