2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

Satan tempts us to take small steps in sin, leading us astray by degrees. The more we give in, the easier it will become for us to sin. And the more we sin, the more we will be tempted to keep hidden sins that will overwhelm our lives. Second Samuel 5 shows the...
2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

Set Free in Christ

We need to choose our audience. If we only seek to please people, we will walk according to the flesh. But if we seek to please an audience of One, we will strive to walk by the Spirit. Those who walk by the flesh cannot please God and are dead, but those who walk by...
2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

Judges 14: Resisting Our Flesh Signature

Not only is sin deadly, but it is also a diminishment. There is no creativity in our flesh signature, in the natural sinful bent of our heart. Instead, it relies on redundant patterns. We see this truth in the book of Judges, in which the Israelites repeat a cycle of...
2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

A Question on Fighting Temptation

Question: I’ve heard you talk about four areas of temptation and responses to fight them; what are they? In my book Conformed to His Image I discuss that each person has his or her own unique “flesh signature” (i.e., people are tempted in different ways and degrees)....