Destroy Sinful Desires

Daily "Words of Wisdom" from Apply Wisdom.com“Deaden, therefore, your body members that are on the earth as respects sexual immorality, uncleanness, uncontrolled sexual passion, hurtful desire, and greediness, which is idolatry. On account of those things the wrath of God is coming…” (Colossians 3:5-6).  

God wants us to be holy, righteous and clean, and tells us to deaden ourselves to sin in its different forms. What this means is that we must kill off every aspect of our lives which could potentially support sin.

Deaden yourself to potential sources of sexual immorality. Root out and destroy all sources of materialism.

What it comes down to is do you love God more than sin?  If you love yourself more than God and think sin will make you happy, then you will always find a way to let sin in.  But if you hate sin and love God, then you will kill off every potential sin and deaden yourself to sin’s influence.

In order to have Yahweh’s approval we must “hate what is evil and love what is good” (Amos 5:15).