Don’t let sin linger. We know things are wrong and too often we let it hang around. Not so with Elijah. Read 1 kings 18:40.
Then Elijah said to them, “Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape.” So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there.
1 Kings 18:40 NASB
Remember all those prophets who were trying to get their god to bring down fire? Well since they failed, the people saw that they were not worshipping the true God. What did Elijah do? He didn’t let them hang around to try and lead people astray later. He killed them all.
Do we let sin linger? We know things are wrong, but we don’t want to get rid of it yet, so we just sort of stack it away to pull back out later. Instead, we must put it to death. We have to kill the sinful influences in our life and make it so they don’t have any hold on us. Are we willing to remove those temptations from our life?