For Joshua drew not his hand back, wherewith he stretched out the spear, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.
I don’t know about you but I have a sin that easily besets me. It is a part of me that I cannot give to the Lord, though I long to. Like Paul I cry for the Lords deliverance, no joy.
The problem is I haven’t utterly destroyed the sin nature within. Romans 12 tells us how:
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Reasonable service, renewing our minds, be transformed.
We need to let the Lord do His work by doing our reasonable service.
” For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.”
Do I have the faith to change into His image. …not unless I do the reasonable thing. Study, renew my mind, be transformed by Gods Word and Spirit. No longer be conformed to this world, think, pray live for the Eternal.
We need to not draw back our hand, till the old man is utterly destroyed. Set your face like flint to seek Him.
Lord, help us to draw closer to You…
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