I heard this on the radio the other day:
Sin cannot be satisfied, it needs to be crucified.
It reminded me of the verse from Galatians 2:20 which says:
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Many times we believe that if we do this or that, our sin will simply go away. That is not the case. Our sin will crop back up in our lives if it is not rooted out.
Maybe you have been in a situation similar to mine at my previous home. I was fighting a losing battle, in my yard, with dandelions. I had mowed them over, sprayed them with chemicals, destroyed the tops with a weed-eater, and nothing has kept them away. It turns out that if you don’t get to the root they grow back…
The same is true of our sins. We can try a lot of things to rid them from our lives, but the reality is that if we don’t crucify them–they will return.