In a helpful article over at Ligonier, Sinclair Ferguson seeks to answer for us and for a particular young minister the question: How do you mortify sin?
Ferguson points readers to a careful examination of several passages: Romans 8:13; Romans 13:8–14; 2 Corinthians 6:14–7:1; Ephesians 4:17–5:21; Colossians 3:1–17; 1 Peter 4:1–11; 1 John 2:28–3:11. Then, Ferguson gives four practical and helpful admonitions along with careful explanation of each. Here is a summary of his points:
- Learn to admit sin for what it really is.
- See sin for what your sin really is in God’s presence.
- Recognize the inconsistency of your sin.
- Put sin to death (Col. 3:5).
Reading the full article here will certainly benefit you.