Soldiers of Sin

in Sin/Temptation

I'm Ron Moore and this is the Bible Minute.

In 1 Peter 2:11, Peter writes: "Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul."

Peter likens the sinful snares all believers encounter to soldiers coming to make war. Equipped with tanks of anger, missiles of pride, swords of lust, and machine guns of greed, these "soldiers" come to attack your soul. Their purpose is not so much to kill you but, rather, to render you useless and ineffective.

So here's the question: How are we to respond to that? Well, we're to do battle with them. Don't allow them to have entry into your heart. Practically, this means, acknowledge your "besetting" sin and deal with it.

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