If you want lasting victory in the fight against sin, then here are three pivotal things you must know and do. These come from chapter 6 of John Owen’s wonderful book The Mortification of Sin.
1. Really know and believe that sin is your enemy
To know that a man hath such an enemy to deal with, to take notice of it, to consider it as an enemy indeed, and one that is to be destroyed by all means possible, is required hereunto.
We can’t expect victory over sin if we don’t take the fight seriously. Sin is our enemy. We must know it as such. We cannot act indifferent to sin. We must not shrug off sin when it happens, as if it is no big deal. This is important, with eternal consequences!
If you were at war with a physical enemy, and he was plotting against you, and shooting at you, you’d take him seriously. Well, sin is plotting against you and shooting at you. Continue reading