Battling sin is part of being a Christian. Romans 8:13 says: if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you dput to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
This hilarious video reminded me of a WRONG WAY to battle sin. Contrary to popular belief we can’t simply, STOP IT! Check it out…
Pretty funny stuff, hu!?!? Talk about bad counseling!! And btw, if you do counsel people like that, “STOP IT”. The vid is funny because it’s so unreal! But battling sin is no laughing matter. John Owen rightly said, “be killing sin or it will be killing you.” But the importance of HOW we battle sin can not be overstated. Here’s a great post with FOUR RESOURCES FOR OVERCOMING SIN the RIGHT way, from GOTQUESTIONS.ORG
BTW- Aren’t you glad Jesus doesn’t deal with us, the way Bob Newhart dealt with this lady when we struggle??? We can approach Jesus with CONFIDENCE. Here’s why:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16