First, please understand that the only true way to cure sin is to receive the full salvation of Jesus Christ.  We will never be fully 100% cured from sin, for we all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23), but we should be living with intention to not willfully, knowingly, practice a sinful lifestyle.

In the previous post we realized the truth about pride (just one of many sins) and how it ultimately leads to strife, and destruction.  A thorough biblical explanation of this can be discovered in James chapter 4:1-6.  James teaches us that God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.

Beginning at James 4:7 the bible starts to dive into the cure for any pride/worldliness.  Basically, Humility cures Worldliness (sin).

Lament and mourn and weep!  Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. - James 4:9

This verse is referring to mourning the worldly, sinful, fleshly ways in which you've enjoyed your life up to this point; indicating that joy and laughter experienced in practiced sinful, worldly, fleshly ways is not true, authentic living and peace for your soul, but only temporary, carnal happiness (which is fleeting).  Therefore, mourn your worldly, sinful, fleshly ways, just like you would mourn a lost loved-one at a funeral.  It's about fully surrendering yourself to to God; God's will for your life, and He will hold you up through the journey! - James 4:10.  Pray over it.  This promise is previously given in Isaiah 41:10.

Fear not, for I am with you;

Be not dismayed, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you,

Yes, I will help you,

I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' - Isaiah 41:10

How awesome.  God uses Isaiah 41:10 to provide 2 commands for comforting us through our humbling process and experiences, and He provides 5 promises for those who desire to surrender their life to Him in order to become humble unto the LORD and cure our sinful ways:

God's 2 commands of comfort:

  1. Fear not
  2. Be not dismayed

God's 5 promises to those who are willing to surrender themselves (die to worldliness/sin):

  1. I am with you
  2. I am your God
  3. I will strengthen you
  4. yes, I will help you
  5. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand

The number 5 also happens to be biblically symbolic to God's grace = Full Provision.  In other words, let it go!  Let your life go into the hands of the almighty Lord! Languish to your sin, flesh, and worldly ways.  Surrender yourself and your ways to God and allow Him to lift you up.  He will do it!

You will likely lose people, places, and things or all three in some way or another.  But your obedience to His will is greater than any sacrifice or temporary loss.  Noah is a perfect example.  Though God was very disappointed in mankind and was sorry He made them, He only saw favor in Noah and his immediate family.  The townspeople thought Noah was crazy for building an ark, and they made fun of him during the whole time he was busy building the ark.  But I bet the townspeople weren't laughing at Noah when the flood waters and rain swept them away. Yet, Noah and his family were all spared because He had been walking upright with the Lord for many years, and had already dedicated His ways to the Lord.  Noah lost (sacrifice(s)) his home and all his neighbors and extended family members, and maybe some of his dignity from a worldly perspective, but his obedience to God's instruction prevailed.  And what did God do for Noah and his immediate family?  God held them up, He held them up with His righteous right hand, and gave them a new home in due time, free from the wickedness and destruction he once witnessed.  Rest assured, He will do the same for you.

Amplify your faith, pray for the Lord's help and strength, and fall under His provision for you.  Fear not, be not dismayed, and most importantly, never look back.

 

The Lord is good,

A stronghold in the day of trouble;

And He knows those who trust in Him. - Nahum 1:7

 

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God,

to those who are the called according to His purpose. - Romans 8:28

 

I have put My words in your mouth;

I have covered you with the shadow of My hand... - Isaiah 51:16

 

Remember, do not fear the cleansing process of humbleness.  For I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.  - Phil 4:13.  It is the only way to cure sin, after receiving the Lord's salvation.

 

What then shall we say to these things?  If God is for us, who can be against us? - Romans 8:31

 

'Til Monday Stay Real.

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