(April 27, 2014)
We sometimes seek to get rid of our worst habits, but keep just enough of our toes dipped in the world that we enjoy it (while still being disciples of Christ – mostly). I don’t think that will ever work long term. As these chapters illustrate, if we allow bad influences to continue to exist around us, they will ultimately bring about our downfall. We may coexist with them for a while, but in time they will either need to be eliminated from our lives or we will succumb to them. Like the children of Israel needing to completely eliminate the indigenous people, we must completely eliminate the indigenous habits and tendencies in our life (otherwise known as eliminating the “natural man”).