In addition to the four advantages cited in yesterday’s post, here are three more:
Sin-prevention makes for a happier life!
“The one who desires life, to love and see good days, must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. He must turn away from evil and do good . . .” (1 Peter 3:10-11).
Sin-prevention keeps the prayer-lines open (1 John 3:21-22).
Sin can actually hinder our prayers (1 Peter 3:7, 12). If we’re not willing to listen to God, why should He listen to us?
Sin-prevention helps us stay ready.
“. . . abstain from every form of evil . . . . may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:22-23).
No wonder the apostle John said, “My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin” (1 John 2:1).
Let’s remember these advantages next time we’re tempted!
Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/
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