Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. — Psalm 119:133
One of the hardest things to settle in our minds is that we will never understand sin as we reel from its affects. It is illogical and pulls deeper and darker until it annihilates it’s victims. The fact that believers still find themselves entrenched in the web of bad decision is evidence of how heavily deception reigns. Part of the lie is that sin can be controlled and compartmentalized. The enemy would love for us to believe that we can “handle” the coals that are burning us to death. He promises life and gratification yet he delivers slavery and despair.
On our own, we are hopelessly inadequate to recognize and battle against sin. God living in us is our only source of power. As we tune more and more into the Holy Spirit by feeding on the Word, prayer and fellowship, we will more easily recognize Satan’s tactics and crave his devices less and less.
May we seek truth where it is found and clearly see the enticements of the enemy for the counterfeits that they are.