Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience, and in them you also once walked, when you were living in them. Colossians 3:5-7
I don’t know about you but I wasn’t raised in the church. I was running porn movies on the weekends for the local theater at age-15. When I was in high school I had two groups of friends I hung out with one group weekends were about drinking and the other they were about martial arts and fight college kids and GIs. The things Paul is talking about in verse 1 were VERY MUCH ME! But when I came to Christ those things HAD to be thrown away and verse 2 explains why: ‘it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience”!
Listen if Christ is your Lord and you say you are a Christian then HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO DO THE THINGS THAT ARE THE CAUSE OF GOD’S WRATH! HELLO!! It doesn’t matter if you call Christ Lord or not if you continue to do what He says is wrong then you are a Son of Disobedience it really simple if you “disobey” you are ‘DISOBEDIENT”!
Ya’ it’s hard to change, if it wasn’t EVERYONE WOULD DO IT! Paul wouldn’t have needed to write so many letters and JESUS WOULDN’T HAVE NEEDED TO DIE ON YOUR BEHALF!! Personally those things: ‘immorality, impurity, passion, evil desires and greed” I still struggle against them. But with Christ I have victory! With Christ as your Lord and Savior YOU HAVE VICTORY!
So let me ask you, who are you going to be identified with at the end?
Matthew 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.