2 Peter 1:2-4 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Not only did Grace offer us freedom from the penalty and the power of sin, but it offered us the indwelling presence of God the Holy Spirit.
God is working in us so that he can work through us. We are not alone.
Hebrews 13:5b for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Think of what parents do for a child. It is a training process. The parents teach, encourage, correct and discipline so that child can become an honest, hard-working productive member of society, bringing honor to the parents. But, that child can resist.
We have God’s grace through the presence of the Holy Spirit training us. He teaches us how not to live and how to live.
We are told to deny, renounce the world system and fleshly lust not just avoid them.
1 John 2:16-17 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
We should live our lives with self-control, being morally and ethically sound and have the utmost reverence for a Holy God.
We better take God seriously.
But, just as a child can resist the instruction of their parents, we can resist the instructions of God.
Are you a disobedient child or an obedient child?
Prayer: Lord, help me to resist those things in my life that are not pleasing to you. I want to be a good reflection of your grace so that others will come to Jesus.