Friday, September 25, 2009

Step #5 - Repent Quickly when you fail


In several places the Bible tells us the best way to resist temptation is to flee from it (1 Corinthians 6:18; 1 Corinthians 10:14; 1 Timothy 6:11; 2 Timothy 2:22). Yet still we all fail from time to time. We fail to flee. Notice I didn't say, repent quickly if you fail. Having a more realistic view—knowing that at times you will fail—should help you to repent quickly when you do. It is not the end of the world when you fail, but it is very dangerous to persist in your sin. Going back to James 1, verse 15 explains that sin "when it is full-grown, gives birth to death."

Tips:
Try this Prayer for Dealing with Temptation.
Choose a Bible Reading Plan.
Develop a Christian Friendship—Someone to Call When You're Feeling Tempted.

What You Need:
A Bible
A Bible Reading Plan
A Christian Friend
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