When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God.Galatians 5:19-21
Everyone of us has a sinful nature. We were born with it. From the minute we entered this world, we were influenced by the sinfulness around us and in us. From jealousy to outbursts of anger in our younger years, to quarreling and selfish ambition as we grew into young adults. Some of us even allowed the sinful desires within us to corrupt our character and our outer selves. Our sinful desires can cause us to live a life full of sinful habits and can also affect our witness and mission.
The scary part about giving the sinful nature within us permission is that it can lead to a downward spiral. These verses clearly state that those who live this kind of lifestyle will NOT inherit the kingdom of God! Jesus is the only answer to ridding our lives of the influence of the devil and sin. By accepting Jesus as your Savior, you will find abundant life, especially a godly-filled life instead of a sin-filled life.
A Prayer to Remember
You are the only One who can save me from my sin and the enemy’s hold on my life. Rescue me from my sinful desires and lead me to your throne. Amen