Now that you’re are saved, you are on the narrow road. But YOU have to stay on it. The road to salvation is narrow. The road to destruction is wide.
- The Narrow Way – Matthew 7:13-14 – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
When we are born-again (saved), our appetite for sin changes.
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 Living Bible – 9-10 Don’t you know that those doing such things have no share in the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who live immoral lives, who are idol worshipers, adulterers or homosexuals—will have no share in his Kingdom. Neither will thieves or greedy people, drunkards, slanderers, or robbers. 11 There was a time when some of you were just like that but now your sins are washed away, and you are set apart for God; and he has accepted you because of what the Lord Jesus Christ and the Spirit of our God have done for you. 12 I can do anything I want to if Christ has not said no, but some of these things aren’t good for me. Even if I am allowed to do them, I’ll refuse to if I think they might get such a grip on me that I can’t easily stop when I want to.
The enemy has distractions and traps waiting at the REST STOPS in life. Keep your guard up. You can know a Christian by their spirit.
- 1 Peter 4:16-17 New King James Version – 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter. 17 For the time has come for judgment to begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the end of those who do not obey the gospel of God?
–Don’t backslide or quit when the tough gets going.
–You can go through the motions of worshipping God and not mean it in your heart.
2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
If you sin, repent and get back on the road to salvation. We have been washed by the blood of Jesus (His atoning sacrifice for us) and have been made holy. This is called sanctification. We are being made holy and sinning less and less as we stay on the road of salvation.
If everyone sins, what is the difference between the sinner and the saved person who sins too? The difference is that the saved person, feels convicted about their sin and asks God for forgiveness. Then the saved person TRIES NOT to keep doing that sin again.
The saved person who repents is made right with God by Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins.
Remember you have been…
- and justified
… because of what Jesus did. When you know this you will do better and be better.