Okay, pick a sin. Any sin. The one that is “yours”. Scripture mentions “the sin which so easily entangles us” (- Hebrews 12:verse 1).
What is yours?
Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us also lay aside
and the sin
which so easily
and let us run
that is set before us,
2 fixing our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him
endured the cross, despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider Him
who has endured
such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
– Hebrews 12:verses 1-3
9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit
or have any share in
the kingdom of God?
Do not be deceived;
neither the sexually immoral,
nor effeminate [by perversion],
nor those who participate in homosexuality,
10 nor thieves,
nor the greedy, nor drunkards,
[whose words are used as weapons
to abuse, insult, humiliate, intimidate, or slander],
will inherit or have any share in the kingdom of God.
– 1 Corinthians 6:9-10Amplified Bible (AMP)
“Test and evaluate yourselves
to see whether you are in the faith
living your lives as [committed] believers.
Examine yourselves [not me]!
Or do you not recognize this about yourselves [by an ongoing experience]
that Jesus Christ is in you
—unless indeed you fail the test
and are rejected
– 2 Corinthians 13:5
I do not want to be like drunk people, like a dog, like a pig:
- Isaiah 19:14 …like drunk people stumbling in their own vomit.
- Proverbs 26:11 [Full Chapter] …A fool who repeats his ·foolishness [foolish mistakes] is like a dog that goes back to ·what it has thrown up [its vomit; 2 Pet. 2:22].
- 2 Peter 2:22 …What they did is like this true ·saying [proverb; parable]: “A dog ·goes back to what it has thrown up,” and, “After a pig is washed, it goes back and rolls in the mud.”
With experience, one looks ahead and discerns what is right and what is wrong, what is desirable with Christ and what is not. Getting into the Bible – one begins to see what is the mind of Christ, and what is not. – Taken from the article: “The Life of Keith”