What is Right
If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it. -Genesis 4:7
These are the direct words of God in the book of Genesis. This is direct truth from the creator of the universe! If you are not cognizant of your action, sin is always there waiting and willing to claim you as a victim. Some of the effects of sin taking hold of your life are alienation from others, separation from God, earning enemies, and dependency on fruitless activity. As God says, "but you must rule over it." Whatever thought or idea that is tempting you, that is wrong or evil, must be dismissed immediately, because sin will always follow. Whenever you are tempted, aim to remove it from your thinking and distract yourself with whatever is good, whatever is pure, and holy.