Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God–I say this to your shame. 1 Corinthians 15:34
It is common knowledge that in order for anyone to accomplish anything, he must first start doing it and then keep doing it until it is accomplished.
The majority of people never accomplish great things, because they see the roadblocks or difficulty in front of them and quit before they start. The successful keep going and trying, learning and changing to make it happen until they succeed.
Paul reprimands some of the people about ignoring God and continuing to sin. He tells them to come to their senses and stop sinning.
Throughout the entire bible, one of the main themes is for people to stop sinning and to live a holy life unto God. Over and over God tells the people to be holy as He is holy. To be holy is to stop sinning.
For someone to sin it is a choice. No one can make someone else sin. Not even Satan has that kind of power. People choose to sin for many reasons, most commonly selfish reasons. They have also chosen to continue to sin, because they do not know God or ignore Him.
God made a way to remove all sin, by sending Jesus to pay for all sins. Once these sins are removed, there is no reason to go back to them and pick them back up, however, most people do.
Everyday every believer has a choice to make every moment of those days. He has to choose whether to follow God or disobey God, to not sin or to sin against God. Too often believers make the wrong choice and sin.
Common sense says to not ignore God and His commands and to stop sinning against Him.
You have a choice to make many times each day. You must be willing to make a choice between following and obeying God or sinning against Him.
No one can force you to make one choice or the others. However, keep in mind what Jesus did for you. Draw strength from that to make the choice to stop sinning against God.
Do not allow yourself to stay in sin, just because you are human. God has given you everything you need to live for you. Hold on to those things and be holy as He is holy.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will choice to obey God in every area of your life; that you will choose to not sin against God; and that you will live your life honoring and serving God.