The daily sins the devil entraps believers with
Pastor Daniel Gitahi
"Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts" (Romans 6:12). As believers, we're supposed to overcome sin instead of allowing it to control us. Therefore, you must check every area of your life to ensure there's no room for sin.
Beware that the devil tempts believers with these daily sins. Therefore, you must be wary lest you find yourself engaging in either of them. Before salvation, you were a slave to sin but things change when you accept Christ.
Specifically, Romans 6:18 states, "And having been set from sin, you became slaves of righteousness." The devil uses these sins to entrap believers daily.
- Holding grudges
Holding a grudge is when you dislike someone for what he or she did to you. Be wary if you find yourself holding a grudge against a family member or fellow believer. You need to press on with the journey of faith.
If you're not careful, hatred and unforgiveness can reign over you. You must learn to forgive instead of holding a grudge.
Matthew 7:13-14 reminds us, "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
- Justifying wrong attitudes
This means you convince yourself that your attitude is okay yet what you're doing is sinful. For instance, you might convince yourself that you're dressed appropriately yet your conscience doesn't agree. It's no wonder the Holy Spirit doesn't have space in the church.You might not be talking to somebody for one reason or the other but act as though it's understandable yet it's a sin.
- Putting your desires first before God
This means neglecting the house of God because you're busy with other desires. In this case, you might not support God's work or even attend a service because of other priorities.
- Feeling annoyed over the success of others
Some believers tend to be jealous of other peoples' success. Remember, the spirit of Cain is everywhere. This spirit doesn't want Abel to progress. As believers, we must learn to appreciate the person whom God has blessed. It's important to lift others instead of being jealous. Moreover, see others better than yourself (Philippians 2:3).
- Getting hurt easily and reacting out of the hurt
Watch out if you get easily offended. Don't leave room for offense or leave the church just because someone has offended you.
Many are guilty of underpaying their house helps in particular and taking advantage of them. This is a sin.
- Criticizing and finding fault
Don't be the kind that exposes other peoples' weaknesses or criticize constantly.
- Focusing on the cares of the world
Such believers opt for gatherings instead of services such as fellowships or intercessory.
- Gossiping or speaking unkindly
Gossiping is one of the sins of the tongue and some will miss heaven for it. We must be watchful about the words that come out of our mouths (Ephesians 4:29)
This sin is close by. It's no wonder some believers lie daily.
Which of these sins are you guilty of? Christ is coming soon. Live holy!