Whoever makes a practice of sinning is of the devil.
1 John 3:8
Sin is serious because it originates with Satan. God created every angel good, but Satan sinned against God and led a rebellion (see Isaiah 14:12-14). The devil was not content with God’s creation. Similarly, those in opposition to God say, “I want my way.” or “I will not submit.” We must recognize the tactics of the devil. “Your enemy…prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Any action that originates not in obedience to God’s will is from hell. Are you willing to resist the enemy and stand firm in your faith? A powerful stance starts with a prayerful posture.
Pray for an increase of Jesus in your life.