You talked about prayer, and pray is what we should do. But what do we pray for? We pray for wisdom, we pray for understanding, we pray to have the scales from our eyes removed, we pray for courage to look at ourselves in the mirror and the eyes to see what is really there. We pray for the Spirit's help, the "Spirit of Truth" as Jesus names him. But after we get off our knees we need to learn that love does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices with the truth
, as the Apostle says. We need to learn that a pursuit of the good involves seeking and obeying the truth. We need to realize that those who wish to pursue a life of licentiousness suppress the truth and become darkened, but those who wish to be free of sin allow the truth to come out into the open, face the truth squarely with humility and clarity. We need the wisdom to see that those who perish in the deception of wickedness are those who did not receive a love of the truth. To believe the truth is to face it, to embrace it, to have the courage to admit when we are wrong, not make excuses, seek to improve, seek help, seek encouragement, seek to be a better person.
If anything I have said is not scriptural, please tell me.