we don't have to sin

Romans 6


But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

For those of us who have believed in Jesus Christ, now that we've received Him, we don't have to sin. He has given us everything that pertains to life and godliness, so that we have everything we need to live a godly life. He doesn't ever let us be tempted beyond what we're able to handle, but He always makes a way of escape so we can endure it. How gloriously freeing this is!

We're not under the power of sin any more. We can choose to lean on the Lord for help to do what's right, and then we will be able to do what's right. This is only an opportunity we have because we have Him. People who don't know Him can't experience this freedom. But often, we, as His people don't realize this opportunity we have.

He gives us power by His Holy Spirit, living and working in us, so that we can be bold, and stand strongly. We don't have to study beforehand what we will answer accusers. We can receive wisdom and the words to speak from the Lord, supernaturally, right at that moment. As long as He is on our side, we don't have anything to worry about.

What joy there is, that we don't have to get mad, or tell a lie, or be contentious, if we choose not to. All of the riches of the Lord's help are available to us, so the only way we'll sin is if we allow it. Let's realize that when we're tempted, or when we're going into a tempting situation, and let's take advantage of leaning on the Lord for strength, and let's not allow the sin.

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