romans 13:14 - but put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lust.
after coming to Christ we become aware of our flesh and its desire to pull us away from God. now this being the case we have to cut off all opportunity of the flesh. to abstain from the things of the world (drink, drugs, sex, etc....) check romans 1 vs 22-32.
here in ch 13 vs 14 we see the apostle paul telling the church in rome to make no provision (give yourself no chance to sin, no opportunity, no outlet) for the flesh....cut it off! we don't coddle things such as cancer and feed the cancer that kills and destroys us. so why do we coddle sin and feed it in our lives?
ephesians 6:13 - therefore, put on every piece of God's armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. then after the battle you will be standing firm.
this is huge. here in ephesians 6 it clearly states that trouble will come. the battle will be waged. there is a misconception of Christ, that He will take away all of our problems the second we accept Him as our savior. if this we're the case, what good is faith? the truth is that we live in a fallen world as fallen creatures having the faith to serve and follow a perfect God. this presents problems from the jump. here again we reach the point of faith.
now faith is another topic for later. faith is something that requires just that....faith.
psalm 73:26 - my heart and flesh fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
during a war you wouldn't give intel to the enemy or info on positions and artillery. you be beyond daft if this were you! suicidal is what you would be because certain death would be coming. don't give the enemy and your flesh the ability to kill you.
the fight is coming for those who stand for Christ. now for those who opt into staying asleep and ignoring God. He loves you and desires to invade your life.