Posted by Worldview Warriors On Monday, May 27, 2013 0 comments

When thinking about this week’s word, a video clip came to mind. You may have seen it, but go watch it here before you continue reading.

How many things do you have in your life that you wish you could just stop? Maybe it’s a bad habit, like chewing your fingernails, smoking, or eating too much junk food. Or maybe it’s overspending your income and going into debt. Or maybe it’s being prideful, selfish, or hurtful to others. Don’t you wish it was as easy as just being told to “stop it!”?

As followers of Christ, we need to try to imitate Christ in all we do, which means quitting sinning. Read what the apostle Paul has to say in Romans 6:1-2: “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?” This is Paul’s way of saying, “Stop it!” You have received the grace of God to free you from your sins, so quit sinning! You don’t need to sin more so that you receive more grace.

We know that God will never quit on us; He is always with us, always there to help us live a more Christ-like life. Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Jesus echoes that in the end of Matthew 28:20 when He says, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

We need to cling to God through the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the strength to quit sinning, and we can do so because of the promise that God will never quit on us. God will never merely tell us to “Stop it!” but He will walk with us through the trials we go through, and through the sins that we commit, to help us through them. He will never quit on us!