Nice pet? Sin has a way of reminding us how vulnerable we are if we forget to arm ourselves properly. And pet sins, those that we really have a hard time resisting, are the worst. These are the sins we anticipate gloomily when we get up in the morning and spy out on the dark horizon of life when we close our eyes at night. We face them with resolve but when they grab us by the collar it’s so easy to succumb.
Think about it. Forget a small piece of spiritual armor and sin has us in a full embrace and it doesn’t take much for the embrace to turn into a dance.
God’s Word tells us: “You have done things to me that should never be done.” 10 And Abimelek asked Abraham, “What was your reason for doing this” (Genesis 20:10-11)?
It takes a different strategy to combat pet sins. We need to ask ourselves the question: “If I do this, then this happens. How do I arm myself to cope with that?” With pet sins we need to take our time and never throw caution to the wind. Full spiritual armor, down to the small details, is always the only choice. Old sinners confronting old sins have no options. Armed is better.
“Heavenly Father, forgive us when we choose to allow pet sins control our behavior. Help us to identify these sins and strive with Your help O Lord to fence them in and keep them from straying into our lives. In Jesus name, Amen!”
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