So you made a decision to follow Jesus, now what?
The Bible instructs believers to:
- Get rid of all evil behavior
- Be done with all deceit
- Be done with all hypocrisy
- Be done with all jealousy
- Be done with all unkind speech
Notice items 1-5 do NOT say, ask God to remove these things from your life. NO, instead the Bible says, YOU get rid of these things from your life. YOU get rid of evil behavior. YOU get rid of all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy and evil speaking!
If you cannot get RID of these bad habits from your life, then perhaps you have not tasted of the Lord’s kindness. Perhaps Christ in not in you. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (II Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)