Biblical LifeHacks series
Steps to Overcoming Sin
Overcoming Sin & Temptation – In the account of King David in the 12th chapter of 2 Samuel we witness the temptation and weakness of self-inflicted nonsense (SIN), the penalty, and the way that we overcome. In the later part of the story David's servants questioned David's actions after the death of his child. David stopped fasting and weeping and returned to business of life. David understood that after the death of his child there was no more reason to plead with God.
There are those who suffer after receiving a penalty, needlessly because the debt has been paid. David sinned, paid the price and moved on with the understanding that sin has consequences and learn from your mistakes doesn't mean to seep in them. God is not holding our sin in perpetuity.
The hack: when you sin, ask Jesus for forgiveness and accept the judgement of God and recover from your indiscretion(s).
2 Samuel 12:21-23
Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether GOD will be gracious to me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.
LORD God of Truth, Jehovah El Emeth (Psalm 31:5); we stand at the altar to bring the sacrifice of our hearts and give thanks for Your magnificent judgements. We offer our best praise for the submission of our hearts to Your Will. We decree and declare blessings upon those who lay at the altar of sacrifices laid and hear, trust and obey, so that by the blessings of the Holy Spirit they find peace in Your judgements, so that we rise to excel in our service to You. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.