Sin is an early invasion, and for the rest of our lives it will plague us.
Shalom, and happy morning to you. Sin itself is the enemy of our existence. We come face to face with it as soon as we draw breath, according to Scripture. The psalmist writes:
3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray from birth, speaking lies.
Sin is an early invasion, therefore, and for the rest of our lives it will plague us. Even after we have been awakened and renewed in spirit, finally receiving a heart to serve Yah and be about his perfect will, sin continues to loom large in the background. For much of our spiritual walk it becomes a contest of conquering the flesh and overcoming our own evil desires. Then, when that is largely under control, we must resist outside temptation, being careful where we place our feet and what we allow our eyes to see and ears to hear. We also begin to weigh our associations, which forces us to distance ourselves from the negative influence of certain individuals.
But these are merely the actions of souls who are earnestly seeking to rid their lives of sin; those who take to heart the key words of warning that were spoken to Cain by the Creator himself:
7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.
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