temptation

How you will become more holy

The “How to …” instructions for fighting temptation and becoming more holy is clearly explained throughout the Scriptures. There are three passages though that are of particular practical significance in setting us firmly on the highway to holiness. These three passages are not only full of their own insights into sanctification, but also have a […]

Spiritual experiences don’t make you immune to temptation

Spiritual blessing does not exempt you from temptation. In 1 Corinthians 10:1-6 God draws some broad parallels between us as Christians and the Israelites of the Exodus. The Israelites of the Exodus are well-known for two things: extraordinary spiritual experiences, and continual giving in to temptation. The point of relevant to us as Christians is […]

God’s character is our comfort

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. This chorus of God’s character is repeated three times in the Psalms. In Psalm 86:14-17, David reflects on this chorus of God’s character to comfort his soul when oppressed by others. Because of God’s mercy and grace, slowness of anger and […]

One quick sin to end a trial

“One quick sin will end all your troubles.” Countless live by that lie. “One ‘quick and painless’ abortion will return you chaos to normality again.” “One small psychiatric pill will give you peace.” “One night of adultery will fulfill your marital needs.” Phrases like that are very common. Even more common are the more ‘respectable’ […]

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