Romans 5:10 amp.
For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life.
How many times have I said to God ” I can’t help it, it’s stronger than me, I just can’t stop”. Maybe you said this prayer too, or you heard a friend tell you that in confidence. I am certain, since we are still human and are far from perfection we came to that crossroads sometime in our lives. The good news is, this is a crossroad. We have finally came to the point of accepting the fact that we cannot do something about our problem on our own strength. But we simply cannot just stop there and continue living our problem. This is where our God given ability to discipline ourselves comes in. And for those who lack of this ability there is very good news, the verse written above. Being born again in Christ, reconciled to God, we are now certain that we shall be saved, but in that case, the apostle Paul was not talking about our salvation, the entrance to Heaven to live eternally with God, he was talking about being daily delivered (saved), from sin’s dominion (power) over us. Often I talked in this blog of our spiritual life being a walk one day after another, and it is exactly what it is. In Psalm 105:4 it says “Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength ( His might and inflexibility to temptation), seek and require His face and His presence (continually) evermore.” You notice the word continually? It is not a one time deal. And who has the strength, the might and the inflexibility to temptation? Jesus does. Therefore we can clearly see now that we cannot resist temptation on our own strength. We just have to discipline ourselves first, to daily confess to God that we surrender to Him because on our own we just cannot resist and second to draw our strength from Jesus by dwelling in praise, in prayer and His Word every morning before we engage our day. Jesus never said “Fight for me I will give you the strength” ! He said ” I will fight for you, while you remain at rest”. Once we do what we have to do in the morning, it is not hard at all to resist temptation, because we have our Lord Jesus ‘ inflexibility to temptation in us! So every day, seek Him first, seek Him to be filled with His strength and prepare to live in victory, one day after another! 💜