“Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts. Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.” (Psalm 119:134-136)
It is important to acknowledge that we are a sinner and in need of saving. Only then will a person desire to come to god in prayer. He is able to deliver that person from any addiction and/or habitual sin. In our humility we ask Him to deliver us, and to forgive us. We can then be taught the ways of the Lord and be given the Holy Spirit to keep His commands. Know that because of our flesh, we will keep falling into sin, unless we have God’s protection in our lives. This is when we learn to keep God’s laws, for they are good. Wouldn’t it be wonderful for God to look down upon you and be happy about what you are up to? You wouldn’t want to be living one way and then another when this happens. Now, of course God can always see us, that is why living our daily lives fully surrendered to Him is what He wants.
Ask God to be your teacher. Only the Lord can lead you in the ways that are right. Don’t ever think that what you know now is better than what God wants to help you know and live by. These wicked desires lead to destruction in this life and the next. Don’t allow yourself to be caught up in the filth of this world. What is unholy should be cast out, including all things dark and sinful. But we cannot do this on our own. It is God that leads us into holiness, righteousness, and purity. We may not know how to forgive now, but with God with us, this changes. We are set apart from the ways of this world and into His holiness. But living for God doesn’t come with challenges. This is especially true when we start to speak against evil, like abortion and homosexuality. This is when people of this world start to treat us unjustly.
It is unfortunate that many individuals choose to disregard the teachings of the Bible and pursue their own path instead. Many people even live a homosexual lifestyle and have abortions and think they are ok with God. These types of sins and others are an abomination in God’s sight. It makes me wonder why people live in willful sin and think they are doing just fine. We are told to leave them alone, for they are their own person and should not be bothered. If we do approach them, they claim we are judging them wrongfully. In saying this, Jesus said, “do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.” (John 7:24) Therefore, allow the Holy Spirit to help you make the right judgment calls. It is all about living for God no matter what people say. And know that living for Him will make you speak out against sin. Amen.