“The LORD asked Cain, “Why are you angry? Why do you look so unhappy? If you do things well, I will accept you, but if you do not do them well, sin is ready to attack you. Sin wants you, but you must rule over it.”” – Genesis 4:6-7

“I was brought into this world in sin. In sin my mother gave birth to me.” – Psalm 51:5

“Sin wants you.”

“YOU must RULE over IT”

“Brought into this world”

“In sin”

I have a four year old and a ten year old at home. I can remember a whole lot of diaper changing and potty training. Imagine, though, if one of them still needed to be changed.

“YOU must RULE over IT”

“Those people who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God. But you are not ruled by your sinful selves. You are ruled by the Spirit, if that Spirit of God really lives in you. But the person who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Christ.” – Romans 8:8-9

No one had to teach my littles to fill a diaper. No one had to teach them to say, “Mine!” No one had to teach them to throw themselves to the floor in a rage because they didn’t get their way.

It came ‘naturally’, right? We were ‘born this way’.

“Wake up! Strengthen what you have left before it dies completely. I have found that what you are doing is less than what my God wants. So do not forget what you have received and heard.
Obey it, and change your hearts and lives. So you must wake up, or I will come like a thief, and you will not know when I will come to you.

But you have a few there in Sardis who have kept their clothes unstained, so they will walk with me and will wear white clothes, because they are worthy. Those who win the victory will be dressed in white clothes like them. And I will not erase their names from the book of life, but I will say they belong to me before my Father and before his angels.” – Revelation 3:2-5

“Win the victory”? That means there’ll be a fight.

You got this.

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