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Willfulnes always fails

posted Jul 27, 2013, 11:57 AM by David Gerhart   [ updated Jul 27, 2013, 4:07 PM ]
Willful resistence of evil will always fail -- because there are no works by which men can gain the Kingdom of God. The power to defeat evil is not of oneself.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God and not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8-9

It is the Kingdom of God and our Creator we seek.  Not success of ourselves.  If I'm an addict and in some method am able to regain my sobriety.  Good for me.  See how strong I am?  Pride.  Boasting of myself?

But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. Mat. 5:19