Unchangeable You are the Lord, Unchangeable You are the Lord, Unchangeable, Unchangeable, Unchangeable You are the Lord, alleluia! Awesome how Thy are, You are God, Might are You miracle, standing on Your Holy land Lord we bow and worship You.
Father, we Thank You we bless You Name thank for great privilege in Your presence. Thank You for who You are. Thank You for loving and caring for us. Blessed be Your Holy Name.
Beloved, what are the rewards of self-control? James 1:12 -16- God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterwards they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. So let us be careful on how on our daily duty and fall not into temptation as we will later read in today’s message.
There is also a promise from God- 2 Peter 1:6 . . . Knowing God leads to self-control. Self-control leads to patient endurance, and patient endurance leads to godliness.
But when we allow angry to rule our mind the end result is sin as did Cain. When temptation is coming your way we are advice to watch out lest we fall into it.
If you do right, won’t you be accepted? But if you do not do right, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must master it.”—Genesis 4:7
When temptation enters our hearts and minds, we either deal with it and gain mastery over it, or it eventually leads us to sinful actions. The time between the initial temptation and the chosen response is critical. Much hangs in the balance.
Cain knew that God was displeased with him but pleased with Abel. Feelings of jealous anger crept into Cain’s heart, and thoughts of murder pervaded his mind. As Cain considered what to do, God’s word came to him. God warned him that sin was waiting at the door of his life, looking for an opportunity to enter.
Now was not the time to treat temptation lightly, not the time to assume sin would never cause any harm. Now was the time to master the sin and renounce it before it overcame him. Tragically, Cain did not master his sin; instead, sin overtook him and destroyed his life.
Temptations come at unexpected moments. Sinful thoughts may cross your mind. Selfish feelings may begin to invade your heart. The promptings of the Holy Spirit will warn you that God is not pleased with the direction your thoughts and feelings are taking you. At that moment of conviction, you must master the sin that crouches at the door of your life.
Sin destroys. Sin brings death. Sin is not something to toy with or take lightly. God’s word to you is the same warning He gave to Cain: Master the sin at the door of your life before it brings its inevitable and disastrous consequences. Heed His caution, and you will avoid unnecessary hardship for yourself and others.
Thank God for Jesus who went to the cross and died so that we live. We need to humbly ourselves to be save from sins. We must be obedient to the leading or prompting of Holy Spirit lest we fall into temptation.
“We are all as an unclean thing.” Isaiah 64:6
The believer is a new creature, he belongs to a holy generation and a peculiar people—the Spirit of God is in him, and in all respects he is far removed from the natural man; but for all that the Christian is a sinner still. He is so from the imperfection of his nature, and will continue so to the end of his earthly life.
The black fingers of sin leave smuts upon our fairest robes. Sin mars our repentance, ere the great Potter has finished it, upon the wheel. Selfishness defiles our tears, and unbelief tampers with our faith. The best thing we ever did apart from the merit of Jesus only swelled the number of our sins; for when we have been most pure in our own sight, yet, like the heavens, we are not pure in God’s sight; and as He charged His angels with folly, much more must He charge us with it, even in our most angelic frames of mind.
The song which thrills to heaven, and seeks to emulate seraphic strains, hath human discords in it. The prayer which moves the arm of God is still a bruised and battered prayer, and only moves that arm because the sinless One, the great Mediator, has stepped in to take away the sin of our supplication. The most golden faith or the purest degree of sanctification to which a Christian ever attained on earth, has still so much alloy in it as to be only worthy of the flames, in itself considered.
Every night we look in the glass we see a sinner, and had need confess, “We are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.” Oh, how precious the blood of Christ to such hearts as ours! How priceless a gift is His perfect righteousness! And how bright the hope of perfect holiness hereafter! Even now, though sin dwells in us, its power is broken.
It has no dominion; it is a broken-backed snake; we are in bitter conflict with it, but it is with a vanquished foe that we have to deal. Yet a little while and we shall enter victoriously into the city where nothing defileth.
May sin not have dominion over us we pray in Jesus Name. Father shield us from temptation we pray thee. Amen! Finally read 2 Pet 1:6.
Remain blessed in the Lord