Sword and Shield for Lesson 6
The Pathway of Temptation: Head to Heart Guide
In the following scriptures about sin, note the language of captivity and dominion.
“If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is foryou, but you must rule over it." Genesis 4:7 ESV
Jesus answered them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slaveto sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:34-36 ESV
For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds, throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ; and being in readiness to avenge all disobedience, when your obedience will be made full. 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 WEB
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:12-14 ESV
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