Paul warns and encourages the believers in Rome:
“Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do. For if you live by its dictates, you will die. But if through the power of the Spirit you put to death the deeds of your sinful nature, you will live.” (Romans 8:12-13 NLT)
Resist temptation because not resisting will destroy you. Resist because the Spirit makes you strong enough to win. Resist because Jesus died so you could be set free. Resist because when you do resist, the devil will flee. Resist because resisting is the path to life — full, free, and forever.