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Lead a righteous life

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed – I Peter 2:24

Eating like a glutton on one day will not take care of the next day. Similarly, righteous living is also an everyday affair. Once we were sinners but when we accepted Christ we believe that Christ died for our sins and he took the infirmities on His body so that we may live righteously.

Bible says, "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed" – I Peter 2:24

We also believe that since we are justified by the blood of Christ we shall also escape the wrath of God and not be punished for our sins but be forgiven from them. Therefore, we need not have a guilty feeling but wash away the wrath of God by leading a sinfree life.

Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him. For if, when we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life – Romans 5:9

We should forget our old lives no more remember the old sins but lead a holy life. This also applies to those who are within Christ for a long period. Satan slowly leads us to a indifferent attitude towards holy life and thus lead us astray from Christ. We should realize that resting in the past laurels would not benefit us. You may have had several fruits of the spirit in the past, may be once you were filled with Holy Spirit powerfully, may be used to live a pure life, may be several came to Christ through your life but what counts now is how you live today.

Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead – Philippians 3:13

When you strive to live a holy life everyday then you can escape the wrath of God.

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus - Romans 8:1

Another important point to lead a holy life is to flee from sexual immorality - (I Corinthians 6:18)

Advent of cinema and television has lead to greater immorality in our community. Do not become a prey to that and keep yourself occupied with the thoughts of Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith. Bible says flee from youthful lusts and sexual immorality. Allow God to control your mind and body.

Therefore, he is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because he always lives to intercede for them – Hebrews 7:25

May God help you to lead a righteous life all through your life.

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