If God’s against it, so am I!
Galatians 5:19-21 – “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Every sin has its origin in our hearts.
Ephesians 5:11-12 – “…Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.”
It is easier to keep the heart clean than to clean it after it has been defiled.
Proverbs 4:23 – “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues (important things) of life.”
We cannot fight a fleshly appetite by indulging in it.
Ecclesiastes 5:10 – “He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.”
Small compromises lead to great disasters.
Romans 6:16 – “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Those who do not love the Lord will not help us serve the Lord.
Romans 15:19 – “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
Our sinful habits do hurt those who follow us.
Have you ever wondered if anybody cared? Have you ever thought about trying something drastic to get yourself noticed? Maybe then they would know that you needed help, you might say.
It is not possible to fight a fleshly temptation with fleshly weapons.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 – “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (fleshly), but mighty through God (spiritual) to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations (in your mind), and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
We lose our freedom to choose when we give in to temptation. Our consequences are inevitable and incalculable and up to God.
Proverbs 20:17 – “Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterward his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”
God balances guilt with blame. Accept the blame for your actions and God will remove the guilt.
1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”