Deliverance from the World
Psalm 34:4-5, 7: I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them (NIV).
People who live their lives being faithful to God have a peace and radiance about them because they are not weighed down by the guilt and shame of willful sin. Choosing a sinful lifestyle might bring momentary pleasure, but it comes at the cost of our lives, bodies, souls and loved ones. Those who break free from the bondage of willful sin experience a renewal in their spirit, and it shows on the outside. What better gift can we give our children than being an example of one living a bondage free life?
When the world is trying to lure you away, be an example of one who turns to God for deliverance - you will not regret it.