Grace to Abstain

This is a very good handling of this topic, which I think does great justice to an accurate, biblical interpretation of the grace of God. Seems to be greatly lacking in the church of today. Praising the Lord for this post.


In 1 Peter 2:11-12 Peter encourages believers, “to  abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul” (v. 11). Sometimes the commands New Testament authors give are easy to agree with, but difficult to follow. How do we successfully resist the strongly felt temptations that come our way?


It is important to note that feeling a fleshly passion is not sinful. It is sinful if you entertain the passion and give into it. But feeling the passion for fleshly fulfillment only signifies that you are in a battle. As long as you fight against it you are on the right side of the battle.  But Peter’s advice is not to suppress the desire. neither does he tell us to fight against it. His instruction is simple: abstain.


Paul teaches us that we have been set free from sin and have become slaves of righteousness…

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