If it doesn’t matter how we act as believers, then why are there so many guidelines, rules, and instructions in the Word of God telling us how to act?
Recently in an early morning Bible study, we studied Romans 13. This chapter is filled with instruction for God’s people. The last part is very specific, “Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy” (Romans 13:13, nasb). These are very specific “no no’s.”
The last verse of the chapter give the secret of how this can be done, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts” (Romans 13:14, nasb).