ALERTNESS

Alertness – "Ability to anticipate right responses to that which is taking place around me. Alertness requires that you are aware of situations that could lead to sin; either the sin of commission (the things which we do against God and His Word); or the sin of omission (those things we fail to do as we are taught by the Word of God and Holy Spirit of God). But being aware is not enough; alertness goes the extra step and quickly responds to the situation by making right choices. For example, if I am being tempted to commit a sin against God (sin of commission), alertness tells me that it is a temptation and I quickly respond by saying no to the temptation. Another example is, if I am tempted not to attend church, forgive someone, or practice and Biblical discipline in my life that produces godliness as a Christian (sin of omission), I quickly respond by putting those practices to work in my life on a daily basis. (Matthew 26:41), "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."  

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