Jesus didn’t just pop on the scene at 33.  He crawled before He walked.  He walked before He ran.  He grew and was tempted, but He did not sin.  Just as Christ matured , we as His followers are expected to do the same, but it seems that more often than not we get stuck in crawl mode.  In the natural, when a toddler fails to walk or talk by a certain age, he or she is labeled physically or mentally disabled. It’s no different in the body of Christ.

We are all at different stages in this walk understandably, but when we know better, we should do better.  Nothing is immediate, but change should definitely be evident at some point. John 3:7-10 points out that we should not easily sin. We cheat ourselves when you compromise.

It’s time to check ourselves and make sure that we’re not spiritually disabled.

Jesus died so that we are no longer bound by sin. He gave His perfect life for our imperfect existence. He died so that we can walk in God’s ways and not be tricked by satan. Paul reminds us in Romans 6:7 that we are set free from the power of sin. In short, we have a responsibility to strive for righteousness.  Anything less would be settling for the norms of this world.

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