ASSURANCES

MY ATTITUDE TOWARD SIN

…FATHER, one evidence of assurance of salvation is my attitude toward sin.

“’Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin.’…He does not give himself over to sin.  He ‘would do good.’  He hates sin; grace reigns, not sin.  Sin dwells in him, but does not govern; it has power, but does not rule; it torments, but does not reign with a continued, unbroken supremacy” Octavius Winslow (ref#135, March 4th).

“But…I am…confronted by the power of sin.  I battle the world and the flesh and the devil; forces and factors outside me are trying to drag me down, and I am aware of their terrible power….There is only One who has conquered Satan, there is only One who has defeated the world, and that is this Son who the Father sent into the world to be our Savior.  Jesus Christ can deliver me from the power of sin…” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 25th).

 “Do not, then, allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodies in making you give way to your lusts. Nor hand over your organs to be, as it were, weapons of evil for the devil’s purposes. But, like men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God’s hands as weapons of good for his own purposes. For sin is not meant to be your master…”(Rom 6:14 Phillips)

Do I have “…an increasing hatred of sin” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 29th)?  Remember, “no one hates sin apart from God” Martyn Lloyd-Jones (ref#189, Nov 29th).

When the Lord appears in view,

Old things cease, and all is new;

Love divine o’erflows the soul;

Love does every sin control” R. Burnham (ref#224, song #187).

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