The mystery of sin will not always be around to confuse us! And, thank God, it is limited right now. There will be a time, however, when it will gain free reign. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit currently stops it.

The Bible explains: “The mystery of this sin is already at work. But the mystery cannot effectively work until the person (probably the Holy Spirit) now holding it back gets out of the way.” (2 Thessalonians 2:7)

Holy Spirit, thank you for hindering evil, sin, and lawlessness. Without you, it seems all hell would break loose, and we would all (yes, all) go too far in chasing our longings and lusts. Thank you for shepherding us and turning us back to you every day.

The Bible explains: “You’ll also remember that I told you the Anarchist is being held back until just the right time.

“That doesn’t mean that the spirit of anarchy is not now at work. It is, secretly and underground.

“But the time will come when the Anarchist will no longer be held back but will be let loose.

But don’t worry. Master Jesus will be right on his heels and blow him away. The Master appears and—puff!—the Anarchist is out of there.” (2 Thessalonians 2:6–8, The Message)