Sin Determines to Dwell…

Read: Joshua 16-18
Marked: Joshua 17:12, Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out [the inhabitants of] those cities, but the Canaanites were determined to dwell in that land.

I find that sin is determined to dwell in me. Paul said in Romans 7:8, “But sin, taking opportunity by the commandment, produced in me all manner of evil desire.”

The only recourse is to give no room for sin in me. Like the children of Manasseh I find that I can’t drive out some sin. Why is that? When I try in my own strength instead of in the power of God through the application of His Word and prayer I will struggle.

Paul found that evil was easy to practice. But the secret against evil is to practice doing good instead, according to the Word of the Lord (Romans 7:22).


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