You wouldn’t dream of welcoming thieves into your home. You might even take precautions to protect your family and your belongings from those who would rob what is rightfully yours. Too often, though, we throw open the door and give spiritual robbers free reign. When we, as followers of Christ, allow sinful attitudes and habits to remain in our lives, they rob us of the joy of our salvation, the strength of the Lord, and the peace that passes all understanding - just to name a few things. As a result, we become double-minded and live in the defeat of doubt and despair.