“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.” (NIV84)
Satan is in the business of stealing, killing, and destroying lives. Sin is crouching at our door, looking for the opportunity to gain control.
God’s instruction to Cain still applies to us today. We must master sin. We can only do so as we are empowered by the Spirit of God.
In KingdomNomics, we discuss three types of givers: the default giver, the philanthropist, and the strategic kingdom investor. Our objective is to be transformed from a default giver or philanthropist to a level-three giver, a strategic kingdom investor.
The process of becoming a strategic kingdom investor is a daily battle. The power of the cross must continuously work, crucifying us to the lures of this world. We are never permanently immune to the deceitfulness of riches, cares, and the desire for more of what this world has to offer. At any time it is possible for us to regress into sins of the past. But as long as the Spirit – the power of the cross – is at work, we are protected from the wiles of Satan.
Instead of being a victim of the evil one, we become a victor in Christ, who leads us in triumph.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I aware that sin crouches at my door and seeks to control me? What steps am I taking to protect myself from the power of sin, so I can be a victor, rather than a victim?
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