So often it is prevalent in a man to continuously be subject to the wiles of the Devil through consistent subjection to the things that arouse sinful lusts. The problem is that we have entry points that provide leeway to the working of the evil one. When done regularly, they become a rhythm, even one of wickedness. Consider:
Ephesians 4 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil.
28 Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
This encourages a man to be on his faith through continued focus on the things that matter pertaining the Kingdom. Thus, even the slightest and negligent matter of lise yield to substance when we consider the attainment of the Kingdom.
Also consider the ways that the soil accepts the seed of righteousness in the parable of the seeds and the scatterer; one is able to withstand the sinking and quickly the seeds are either stolen or scorched away. The same happens with the word of the evil one, when withstood with all strength it withers away and cannot and shall not sustain forever.
However, often we find ourselves weak when it matters most. It is at the times when even a small seed of wickedness tries to enter our weakest points that we need to look more steadily at the cross for salvation. I was in the middle of supplication when I realized that my falls where due to this regular compromise.
This is why Christ said for us to always be in prayer, and later Paul admonishing us to be haters of vain talk and babblings; for they yield nothing but strife and quarrellings. Be in a position to withstand the unseen coming of the evil one, the selfsame way we shall be able to be prepared for the coming of the Lord. Unless a man really evaluates himself he falls thinking that he stands.
As the day comes to an end, improve yourself in the way of the Lord, practice righteousness and impress the Lord by the perfection of your faith, In Jesus Christ's name, Amen.
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