If you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you…
those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns
in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell.
Fight the good fight of faith. § The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and … bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Brethren, we are debtors—not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.
The flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. § I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. § We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Num. 33:55; 1 Tim. 6:12; 2 Cor. 10:4–5; Rom. 8:12–13; Gal. 5:17; Rom. 7:23; 8:37
If a man sins against the Lord, who will intercede for him?
If anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. § God set forth [Jesus] as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
He is gracious to him, and says, “Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom.”
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? … It is God who justifies. Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.
1 Sam. 2:25; 1 John 2:1–2; Rom. 3:25–26; Job 33:24; Rom. 8:31, 33–34