Answering Anonymous Question This will have to be in more than one part...
I do not know you or your motives. I cannot read your heart or your mind. However, I can read your words, and I do think that they tell us some important things.
First, you are concerned about pleasing God â€“ you entitled your comment â€śsanctificationâ€ť
Second, you are passionate about the issue â€“ you say, â€śI love ink (tattoos)â€ť
Third, this is something you loved before you became a Christian â€“ â€śSince I've become a Christian, I only get biblical scripture or picturesâ€ť
Fourth, although you have continued the practice since becoming a Christian, you are unsure about it â€“ but have been told I am still just feeding my "fleshly desires". Do you agree with what I've been told?
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Sanctification I love ink (tatoo's). Since I've become a Christian, I only get biblical scripture or pictures, but have been told I am still just feeding my "fleshly desires". Do you agree with what I've been told?
Great Sermon! Some great practical application of scripture. "How many times have you said enough is enough, but went right back to the poison well of the same old sin?" "It's not about performance it is about perseverance!"
Ouch and forward march Time to get motivated daily and stop being complacent. Salvation is for the here and now and not just the hereafter. Live like your saved and don't blend in with the crowd. It's interesting how we tend to justify sin when it's comfortable. We need to change our perspective. Is giving in to this temptation worth dismissing God's glory in our life? Lord, help us take the time to do battle by pondering your Word and not be damaging to your character by being self-indulgent.