Make it Hard to Sin and Easy to do Right!

Thanks for attending the 1-1-1 Conference in January. It is always a joy and an encouragement to see so many teens committed to pleasing God with their personal purity. Purity is one of those things that we value too little until it is gone—then we see its real value. Please remember this simple Bible principle …

“Make it hard to sin and easy to do right!”

“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” Romans 13:14

If we can consciously put on the character and characteristics of Jesus Christ and refuse to plan ahead or provide a way to feed the flesh, we will continue to see consistent victory in this area. While you are walking in the Spirit and have the desire to stay pure, you can set the needed guard-rails in your life to not only stay away from sin, but stay away from temptation. There will be times when you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, and you will be tempted. Surround your life with the proper internet blocks, computer passwords, accountability on all entertainment, and the kind of friends that encourage you in the Lord and would never coax you into sin. In other words, be a Romans 13:14 teen:

“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” 1 Peter 2:11

As strangers we do not belong, and as pilgrims we should never feel at home in this wicked world of ours. To abstain is to stay as far away from sin as you possibly can. Why? It is war! Never forget that we are at war every day as we battle the world, the flesh, and the devil. But on the other hand, don’t ever excuse your sin by saying that you have been “defeated” when in reality, it was nothing more than disobedience.

In conclusion, apply these two Bible principles to your life today. Don’t just stay away from sin, but stay away from temptation. Make it hard to sin and easy to do right!

Sincerely yours for purity,

Dr. Rand Hummel
The Wilds of New England

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