The Advantages of Sin-Prevention, Part 1

As wonderful as forgiveness is, isn’t it far better not to sin in the first place?

Sin-prevention helps us avoid being hardened by sin (Ephesians 4:19; 1 Timothy 4:2; Hebrews 3:13). Habitual sin desensitizes. A hardened sinner is a sad spectacle indeed!

Sin-prevention enables us to avoid addiction to sin. It’s a scary thought, being enslaved to sin (2 Peter 2:19)!

Sin-prevention helps keep our influence positive. If others know of our sin, how can we influence them for good? And—horrible thought—what if my sin leads another to sin (1 Corinthians 5:6)?

Sin-prevention spares us the agony of a wounded conscience. Abigail begged David not to take revenge so that “this will not cause grief or a troubled heart . . .” (1 Samuel 25:31). David listened.

(continued tomorrow)

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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