Defeating Sin: An Issue of Inner Strength

Just a few brief thoughts this morning about defeating sin in our lives.
Here is how I commented at Jeff's blog this morning:

I think that the issue of sin is an issue of keeping our innermost being strong . If we feed and exercise our innermost being then we will be able to defeat sin because sin happens when our outer being is in control. So the issue is one of strength.. if we are strong on the inside then we can exert control over sin.

My favorite verse about sin is James 4:17:
"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin."
Our innermost being knows the right thing to do. Sadly our outer being sometimes wins.. and we sin.


  1. As a non-theist sin to me is causing harm to others, I always try to keep the law of reciprocity in my head and treat others the way I want to be treated. Of course, this is easier in some situations than others and is something I will struggle with until the day I die.

  2. "Do unto others" is always a good way to go Mike. I think that is what happens when our innermost being is stronger than our outer being (i.e. flesh).


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