How to Avoid Doing Wrong

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Memorize and assimilate the Scriptures. “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee” (Psalms 119:11).

Submit to the known will of God. “Submit yourselves therefore to God” (James 4:7a).

Resist the Devil. “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7b).

Make no provision for sinful activity. “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof” (Rom. 13:14).

Maintain a conscious dependency upon the Holy Spirit. “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” (Rom. 8:13).

Practice self-mortification. “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry” (Col. 3:5)

Walk in love. “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour” (Eph. 5:2).

Walk in the light. “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light” (Eph. 5:8).

Renew your mind.  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Rom. 12:2).

Be vigilant. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Redeem the time. “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (Eph. 5:16).

Sing spiritual songs. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Col. 3:16).

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