Besetting Sin

The sin that so easily besets us

No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately, knowingly, and habitually] practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him [His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him]; and he cannot practice sinning because he is born (begotten) of God. [1 John 3:9 AMP]

A child of God cannot practice any particular sin as part of their everyday manner of life. A child of God cannot know that something is sin…but like doing it, want to keep on doing it, and refuse to give it up or to do whatever is necessary to become free of it. The ever increasing weight of conviction, sorrow, and remorse would become so great [a]…there would be no peace, no joy, no rest…as to continually drive him/her to repentance; it would be impossible for a child of God to knowingly, deliberately, and habitually continue to indulge in that sin day after day as part of their everyday manner of life.

[a] O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, neither chasten me in Your hot displeasure. For Your arrows have sunk into me and stick fast, and Your hand has come down upon me and pressed me sorely. There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; neither is there any health or rest in my bones because of my sin. For my iniquities have gone over my head [like waves of a flood]; as a heavy burden they weigh too much for me. My wounds are loathsome and corrupt because of my foolishness. I am bent and bowed down greatly; I go about mourning all the day long. For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh. I am faint and sorely bruised [deadly cold and quite worn out]; I groan by reason of the disquiet and moaning of my heart. [Ps 38:1-8 AMP]

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