KEY SCRIPTURE: Song of Solomon 2:15 KJV “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes”.
Why should we be strong and tough? Every Christian has a heritage to make use of. It is only strong ones who can take advantage of their heritage. The truth is that if one is weak, the enemy would rob you of his heritage. Acts 20:32 KJV” And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified”. From the above scripture your inheritance is linked up to you being built up. Weak Christians remain deprived of so much blessings.
Their peace is compromised, their health is suffering, their life is not the least stable. One area that the enemy steps in to weaken them is when he commits ‘little sins’. Telling lies periodically. Some envy here and there, getting drunk, at certain occasions, feeling bitter over some wrong treatment, self righteousness and others. Some fears for certain issues. All these are like the little foxes that spoil the vine. They are like the thorns in the story of the sower. They choke the word and prevent it from bearing fruits.
Proverbs 14:34 KJV ” Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people”. A reproach is anything that sets a man back. Every sin should never be tolerated. Our Lord Jesus died because of sin. It is always the so called little things that do much harm, how? They are overlooked, yet every poison is poison no matter how minute it may seem. The Bible says sin is the sting of death (1st Corinth 15:56). No matter how big or small you may think it is, death is death in any form. Make sure you kill every deed that is contrary to your true nature, lest it will kill you.
The Christian is never a sinner. 1John 3:9 KJV” Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God”. The seed of God which is holy and righteous remains in you, producing acts of righteousness. This scripture seems not to be the experience of many, yet it is true. The only means for you to experience it, is to believe it. We are no more darkness but light. Rom 6:14 KJV “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” The reign of life in us gives us a strong urge over every sin. Accept that you have an absolute power over sin. Decide to please the Lord always. A decided mind is not tempted.
Christ is my life and my old man with its weakness is crucified. I lead a life of victory over sin. I am strong in the spirit. I am bold as a lion. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
1Corinth 6:11 KJV “And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God”.
Titus 2:11 & 12 KJV. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;