Summary: Some Let Not's from the Bible.
Romans 6:11-23 (12)
Let Not; Don’t Let…
We have all been given Dominion Over Sin by the BLOOD of CHRIST.
In Genesis 4:7 Cain is told, “…if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.”
Dominion Over Pride.
Galatians 5:26 “Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”
Because: Psalm 73:6 “Therefore pride compasseth them about as a chain; violence covereth them as a garment.”
And: Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
I John 2:16 “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”
A minister, a Boy Scout, and a computer expert were the only passengers on a small plane. The pilot came back to the cabin and said that the plane was going down but there were only three parachutes and four people. The Pilot added, “I should have one of the parachutes because I have a wife and 3 small children.” So he took one and jumped. The computer whiz said, “I should have one of the parachutes because I am the smartest man in the world and everyone needs me.” So he took one and jumped. The minister turned to the Boy Scout and with a sad smile said, “You are young and I have lived a rich life, so you take the remaining parachute, and I’ll go down with the plane.” The Boy Scout said, “Relax, Reverend, the smartest man in the world just picked up my knapsack and jumped out!”
It has been said that Pride is the only disease known to man that makes everyone sick except the one who has it.
Dominion Over Anger
Ephesians 4:26 “Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:”
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, and in the right way-that is not so easy.
God would be a good example for us to follow:
Psalm 30:5 “For his anger endureth but a moment;”
Psalm 103:8 “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”
Ephesians 4:31 “Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:”
Colossians 3:8 “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.”
Proverbs 15:18 “A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.”
Dominion Over Sloth
I Thessalonians 5:6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.”
Judges 18:9 “And they said, Arise, that we may go up against them: for we have seen the land, and, behold, it is very good: and are ye still? be not slothful to go, and to enter to possess the land.”
A farmer was sitting on the porch of his house when a stranger came by and asked, “How’s things?” “Tolerable,” came the reply. He continued, “Two weeks ago a tornado came along and knocked down all the trees I would have had to chop down for this winter’s firewood. Then last week lighting struck the brush I had planned to burn to clear the fields for planting.” The stranger responded, “That’s remarkable, what are you doing now?” The farmer answered, “Waiting for an earth quake to come along and shake the taters out of the ground.”