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6 Considerations of the Evil of Sin

Matthew Henry’s A Way to Pray again has a wonderful section instructing us how to pray biblically-informed prayers, specifically, how to plead with the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin’s cancerous nature, and the constant havoc it works in our lives.

  1. Consider the sinfulness of sin. Meditate on Romans 7:13; 1 John 3:4; Luke 19:14; Exod 5:2; Num 15:30; Neh 9:26.
  2. Recognize the foolishness of sin. Meditate on Psalm 69:5; Titus 3:3;; 1 Tim 6:9; Prov 22:15; Job 11:12; 2 Sam 24:10; Psa 73:22.
  3. Admit the unprofitableness of sin. Meditate on Matthew 16:26; Job 33:27; Romans 6:21.
  4. Beware of the deceitfulness of sin. Meditate on Obadiah 3; Romans 7:11; Hebrews 3:13; James 1:14.
  5. Recognize the offence sin has committed against a Holy God. Meditate on Romans 2:23; Isaiah 1:4; Hosea 12:14; 2 Samuel 11:27; Ezekiel 6:9; Psalm 95:9, 10; Isaiah 63:10; Ephesians 4:30.
  6. Become fully aware of the damage sin has done to your own soul. Meditate on Isaiah 50:1; Proverbs 8:36; Isaiah 59:2; Titus 1:15; Jeremiah 2:19; Romans 1:24, 26, 28; Proverbs 14:9

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