July 8, 1984
How should Christians deal with indwelling sin? No matter how blessed we are on a Sunday morning, when Monday comes, our earthly nature tries to draw us from Christ. As Paul wrote, however, the foundation for confronting sin is found in our relationship with Jesus Christ. By coming to the cross, we are able to flee from the devil and resist the temptations of the world and flesh. Spiritual failure need never to be final, Alistair Begg reminds us. Jesus was forsaken so we might be forgiven.
5Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:2 sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6On account of these the wrath of God is coming.3 7In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. 8But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. 9Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self4 with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. 11Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave,5 free; but Christ is all, and in all.
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