Psalms 119:66 Increase my knowledge and give me the good sense because I believe in your commands.
Have confidence in God’s involvement in your spiritual growth. I knew a guy once. Shared a half-way house with Him in early recovery, who believed the way for God to help Him was to write out the Bible word for word.
I am not saying that was a bad thing but there was no evidence of any change in him because of it. Other than the fact he would get down on himself if he didn’t write the Bible every day.
I don’t believe God wants us to kill ourselves doing things that have no obvious effect on our character.
This verse says give me common sense. We all know the difference between right and wrong and God wants us to live right.
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
Unless we change our thought patterns our attitudes, beliefs and commitments won’t change. The result will be RELAPSE, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow but eventually unless we make a conscious decision to change our thinking relapse will win.