Satan wants the church confused about whether we can quit sinning, and whether we must fight sin urgently. God wants us to know that we can and that we must do so. Why? Because God urgently wants us to do His will. The Bible says “His kingdom is coming.” Sin keeps us from doing His will and keeps us from joy.
Second, nothing you can do will give you more joy and pleasure than doing God’s will. We all know… Satan’s pleasure is easy, but it adds destruction. We find God’s pleasure as we do God’s will. We find God’s pleasure as we increase in prayer and praise.
Third, finding God’s pleasure takes time and often work. Satan will tell you, “My pleasure is better.” Lies.
Today, consider urgently committing to putting in the time and work so that you will “know” what God wants you to do.
Fourth, consider setting clear goals about discipline today and this week.
Finally, Paul urgently disciplined his body. He urgently tried to learn and do God’s will. He lived a great life.