1 John 3:7: Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous.

The day will come when He will deliver you. That has been the story of other men, and it is the story of any sinner who professes Christ and finds himself bound down by a habit. God can and will deliver him. I happen to be a fellow who knows something about that of which I am speaking here. When I was young, God in a very marvelous way intervened in my life. My mother’s side of my family were German, and I want to tell you, they were heavy drinkers—the whole outfit. My father was also a heavy drinker. I grew up in that atmosphere, and I started out that way. I thank God for a deliverance from it when I was still just a boy. My friend, I know He can deliver you, and He will deliver you from your sin. This epistle deals with living, right where we are. You cannot simply take some little course and get the deliverance. You are going to have to call upon God for it and have real contact with Him. 1

Loving Him

Are you ready to be delivered from the power of sin that wants to rule your life? Right living requires right thinking. That means that you must have a biblical mind. Call sin for what it is. Take responsibility for your sin. Ask God for forgiveness. Flee the place of sin. Do not visit the computer sites where sin is displayed. Ask God for a pure heart. Ask for His Holy Spirit power to deliver you from temptation. Ask for a hunger and thirst for God and His Word. Think right. Pray right. Live right.

For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. Ephesians 5:9

Loving Others

Our problems multiply because we just don’t want to practice the right things. – TWEET IT

Changing Me

Lord, thank You for delivering me from the domination of sin in my life.

1. McGee, J. V. (1991). Thru the Bible commentary: The Epistles (1 John) (electronic ed., Vol. 56). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

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Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg

Tommy Blumberg was ordained as a Calvary Chapel pastor in 1985, where he served as an assistant to Pastor Wayne Taylor of Calvary Fellowship, in Seattle. In 1992, Pastor Tom, his wife Pam, and their three daughters moved to Bellingham and began a Bible study, which led to the founding of Calvary Chapel Northwest. Tom blogs regularly at TommyBlumberg.com.