DCLM Higher Everyday 6 August 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Shun sinful habits
TOPIC: SHUN SINFUL HABITS
TEXT: 2 TIMOTHY 2:15-19
16But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
17And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
18Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
19Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
MEMORY VERSE: “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness” (2 TIMOTHY 2:16).
“A whole new generation of Christians has come up believing that it is possible to accept Christ without forsaking the world,” A. W. Tozer declared in astonishment. This implies that some individuals will still be practicing sin after accepting Christ. However, such people are not genuine Christians.
A habit simply means an action or pattern of behaviour that someone repeats often without any plan to stop it. Thus, sinful habits refer to the unrighteous behaviour that someone indulges in. These habits include wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, drunkenness, pride, among others (Galatians 5:19-21).
The Bible points out in our text that youths should shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase ungodliness in the society (2 Timothy 2:16). Indeed, irrelevant and foolish talking increase ungodliness. If you listen to what youths discuss over the radio or on the television and the social media these days, you would know why ungodly and immoral activities are on the increase.
Beloved youth of Christ, pray for grace to overcome the pressure to sin. Repent now if you are a sinner.
QUOTE: Profane and vain babblings lead to ungodliness.
CHALLENGE: Shun sinful habits to inherit the kingdom of God.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to shun sinful habits.