September 1, 2015 Leave a comment
When Michael Todd Wilson was recently asked what advice he would give to Christian leaders who were struggling with sexual sin, he stated:
If I had to guess, 95 out of 100 of them are trying to fight it in isolation. Remember, Satan seeks to devour like a lion. That means he’s looking for the isolated ones, the ones not running with the rest of the pack because they’re easier to pick off. And our enemy is patient. He’s willing to wait for the right opportunity. And when that happens, it will hit us without warning.
God never intended us to fight sin alone. We need to fight sin in community with others who are pursuing holiness. Paul told Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:22: So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. We need to “run with a pack” of people who are running away from the wrong things and running toward the right things because they love Jesus.
Isolation weakens us spiritually and makes us vulnerable to Satan’s clever schemes. We find encouragement and accountability in community with others who call on the Lord. Don’t fight sin alone. Develop and maintain Christ-centered relationships with other believers and fight sin together.