Achieving Holiness and Victory Over Sin: Consider Your Ways and Shun Sin

consider your ways and shun sin

Consider your ways by turning over your life to God in repentance for your sin. Remember that the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Repentance: This means accepting Jesus.

Sin Consequence: The penalty for sin is death.

Have you reached the stage in your life where you have started to question your actions? I’m hoping you’ll consider your ways by learning how to make better choices and grow in your faith to achieve spiritual victory and true holiness.

The Lord delights in His creatures. No wonder He is asking you today to consider your ways and shun sin.

As the adage states, righteousness brings honor and a good reputation, while sin leads to dishonor and shame.

Proverbs 14:34 reminds us that there is a consequence for sin and a reward for living an upright life.

No reasonable father would watch their child fail, never mind reprimand them. Likewise, I am sure that you would look out for the things you created, and you would not want to see them fail.

This is how God views us; we were created in His image. So He is looking out for you and me so that we do not end our lives in sin, which of course has its consequences.

If you, a mortal being created in God’s image, care so much for your work, how much more does the one who created you?

God Reprimands Those He Loves

God has every right to reprimand you because He does not want you to end up in sin, which leads to death.

The Lord’s reprimands are part of His divine plan to keep us away from sin, as He loves us and does not want to see us suffer.

They are not meant to be punishments, but rather an act of love and mercy that He has for us. Ultimately, it is our responsibility to heed God’s warnings and accept His grace.

Now therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. 

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes. 

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways. 

Haggai 1:5-7.

Disobedience to God is detrimental to a man’s well-being and spiritual health. It leads to unending suffering and distress.

Do you realize there is a God? His name is Jehovah, the creator of the heavens and the earth. If you fear Him, then you must consider your ways so that God can bless you. A life of sin does not honor Him.

We are reminded in Proverbs 4:26 to “Give careful thought to the paths of your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.” Acknowledging our sins, humbly seeking forgiveness, and striving to live a life of integrity is what please God and make Him bless us.

By considering our ways and choosing to live a life of holiness by the power of God, we can experience the fullness of His love and grace, and become a light to others who are seeking the truth and the way to eternal life.

Living in a manner that honors God involves making wise decisions and avoiding sinful choices. The good thing is that when you live your life in Christ, the issue of sin is taken care of because the Spirit of God inside of you will always guide you so that you do not sin against God.

Consider Your Ways and Receive God’s Power to Live Above Sin

If you sin (please, not willful sin), the Holy Spirit will point it out to you so that you can confess it to God and ask to be forgiven.

In addition, the blood of Jesus cleanses you from sin because you’re in Him, and life continues. But be determined not to make the same mistake again. Learn from it, grow, and move on.

These are some of the benefits of being a Christian instead of trying to live above sin in your way. You cannot overcome sin by yourself. You need God in you to help overcome the power of sin, which is in direct conflict with us in this world. It is essential to remember that one’s actions have consequences.

What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? 

For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: 

All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; 

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 

Psalm 8:4-8.

God’s grace has provided us with everything we need to be effective and obedient servants. You can think, unlike other of God’s creatures. So you’re expected to use your mind, given to you by God, to consider and return to Him.

In the eyes of God, you are special; you’re made a little lower than the angels, and you’re clothed in glory. No wonder God expects us to use our attributes of mind, will, and intellect to glorify Him.

He wants us to use these attributes to love and honor Him, both through our acts of devotion and also in our interactions with others. God has given us these gifts and talents so that we can honor Him.

Obedience Will Draw You Closer To God

Considering your ways brings you into the center of God’s will for your life. In addition, understanding your purpose and taking the time to reflect on how God wants to use you can be daunting yet incredibly rewarding.

This kind of reflection allows you to know more about the purpose of your life and how God is calling you to live it out.

Therefore, obeying God’s Word and aligning your thoughts, decisions, and actions with it leads to a life of peace and joy.

Understanding God’s will for your life is a matter of developing an intimate relationship with Him.

As one takes the time to meditate on their purpose and place in life, they may find themselves more aligned with God’s will.

With a humble heart and mind, we can open ourselves to being more in tune with the divine plan for our lives. If, however, we harden our hearts and die in sin, I don’t know who we’re to blame if not ourselves.

You see, my friend, sin is a temporal pleasure that has an eternal consequence. I am sure that you want to spend the rest of your life in eternal rest, not in punishment. If this is the case, I encourage you to consider your ways and return to God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

See for yourself what the Word of God says about sinners reconsidering their ways;

"I say unto you, that likewise, joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:7.

Consider your ways in exchange for a life of victory in Christ Jesus.

A life surrendered to Jesus indeed results in victory. The simple reason is that God has written the instruction manual for your life.

He knows more than you do; therefore, surrendering to Him is an important first step to take if you want to live a life of victory.

As you have seen it for yourself, are you willing to come to Jesus by surrendering your life to Him so that your name will be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and you will be celebrated in heaven?

I hope you make the right decision to choose the god-kind of life and shun sin as you reflect on this passage. Please submit yourself to God because a life given to Jesus culminates in victory.

What to Know When You Are At A Crossroads in Life

If you’re at a crossroads in your life, know that there’s nothing too difficult for God to do.

Perhaps your case has been written off by men.

Of course, men have a limit to what they can do for you, but with God, all things are possible. However, it takes obedience and faith in His Word to receive God’s blessings.

You should know that God hasn’t given up on you and will not do so unless you want to give up on yourself.

God is looking out for you because he loves you. The good thing is that he is patient and full of mercy.

Although God is full of mercy, that doesn’t mean one can live their life as one like. Don’t you know that delaying recognizing God’s mercy in your life can be dangerous in and of itself?

The reason for this is that Satan is out there looking for someone to devour. Therefore, delayed obedience can open up the door for the devil to truncate the destinies of men.

The Bible refers to the devil as a thief, one who comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But Jesus came so that you could have life, and have it abundantly.

However, the positive is that you have the power to subdue Satan, but that power is in the name of Jesus. It works for those who are in Christ.

God wants you to know that he loves you and He’s waiting for you to return to Him.

Jesus Is Asking You to Consider Your Ways

Decide now to follow Jesus, because your case is not over. Jesus can take you from a fork in the road to a better path.

I say again, make up your mind to follow Jesus as you’re thinking about life and or past life choices.

It’s OK to consider your way of life, but whatever decision you make afterward is what will determine the next stages of your life. God wants to mend your life. Will you allow him? Please let him help you.

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Jesus’ sacrifice was the ultimate act of grace and mercy, and it is through this demonstration that God showed His immense love for us. Why do you continue in sin instead of turning your life over to Jesus?

God’s great love for us means that He does not want us to suffer the consequences of our sins.

Jesus took the punishment we deserved to save us from our sins. Will you give your life to him? Come to Jesus; He loves you, and He wants you to consider your ways and shun sin.

Come to Jesus

My friend, I encourage you today to consider your ways and return to your creator. Without God, life on earth cannot be lived to its fullest. For you to enjoy a life of victory, you’ll need to connect with the One who brought you here.

Nobody came into this world by themselves. You are here because God allowed it. And he has given you the will to follow after righteousness. But if you refuse and choose to follow the ways of the devil, the end thereof is destruction.

There’s nothing profitable in the work of darkness. Shun sin and return to God for your own good. Don’t you realize that there’s life after death? Your life does not end here. And your choices in life on Earth will determine where you will spend eternity.

Holiness is the key to a fulfilling life, and it can only be achieved by following God’s path of righteousness. Don’t let the temporary pleasures of sin lead you astray from true happiness and purpose.

This is why, my friend, I’m encouraging you to turn to God. Forget the temporal pleasure of sin that you’re indulging in on this earth. Those are temporary pleasures that will lead to eternal damnation. But God’s plan for you is that you have an enteral life.

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