The Bible has a lot to say about living a sin-free life after one gets saved. Here are two passages.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:11-14 ESV
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
2 Timothy 2:19 ESV
I am not as sin-free as I want to be, and think I should be, and my conscience has been bothering me. On one hand, it is good to be aware of my sin because it proves I am not deceiving myself.
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8 ESV
On the other hand, I feel I could do better with these passages.
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
Galatians 5:16-17 ESV
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Romans 8:12-15 ESV
Therefore for about three weeks I have set aside my usual Bible reading plan of Proverbs / Psalms / Old Testament / New Testament and have been studying the New Testament, mostly the book of Acts and Paul’s letters. I haven’t “arrived” yet, but I have learned much. Paul said he served God with a clear conscience.
I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day.
2 Timothy 1:3 ESV
Yet in Romans 7 and Romans 8 he had this to say about sin.
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
Romans 7:15-25, 8:1-4 ESV
The mind is the battlefield.
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
Romans 8:5-8 ESV
Therefore I made a prayer to protect my mind. See this post for the scripture references: My Helmet of Salvation
Father in heaven,
I believe Jesus is your Son, that He died for my sins, that He was buried, and that he was raised on the third day. Therefore I am redeemed by His blood, and I have peace with God. I am delivered from this present evil age. I have been delivered from the domain of darkness and have been transferred into the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Because of Jesus blood, You have made me holy, blameless, and above reproach. Jesus is my peace! I give you thanks, glory and praise!
Because of what Jesus did for me, I pray I will be accounted worthy to escape the things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.
In Jesus’ name,
If my heart condemns me, He is greater.
By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.
1 John 3:19-20 ESV
Apart from Him I can do nothing. Zero. Zilch. Naught.
I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5 ESV
If I confess my sins, He does the rest.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9 ESV
A clean conscience is yet another undeserved Gift!
For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
Hebrews 9:13-14 ESV
I will close with some poetry from Revelation. 🙂
“Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,
who was and is and is to come!”
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they existed and were created.”
Revelation 4:8,11 ESV
Are you following God's plan for your life?
Your plan sucks.
It really, really sucks.
Most people are WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
Jesus is coming.
Are you ready to meet Him?
Give your life to Jesus Christ.
Time is running out.