The Scriptures command and empower the Christian to be holy because God is holy. For this reason, we must strive to live lives that are above reproach, refusing to allow temptation and sin to rule our bodies, hearts, and minds. Stated positively, we are to “love the LORD our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbor as ourselves.” In doing this, we fulfill the Law of Christ and give evidence of the Spirit’s fruitful work within us. Christians must resist the inclinations of their own hearts and the deceptive activity of Satan. When Christians do sin, we should be quick to repent, ask forgiveness from God and any offended party, and offer restitution. Adult Christians should model these ideals to their children, in addition to teaching them “as they go along the way.”