35. Duped by Satan into Earning Our Way

It’s sad that so many have been duped by Satan into believing that we must now earn our own way now that we’ve been saved. Think back to your desperately sinful condition when God reached down and pulled you out of that pit. God’s grace was overwhelming, wasn’t it!

So how could you think that He might now abandon you just because you continue to struggle with sin in your life? Good news! God has resolved the issue of your sin—past, present and future. It’s a done deal!

Freedom from sin is God’s way of guarantying enduring intimacy with Him. Yet this doesn’t mean that the struggle between the appetites of the flesh and God’s requirements are not going to be a battle for us. This on-going conflict is precisely why the assurance of being freed from sin is so important as we go about living our new life in Christ.

From Free from the Power of Sin: the Keys to Growing in God in Spite of Yourself

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