RESISTING TEMPTATION

Yielding to the temptation is sin which produces death. God understands our weaknesses. He knows we are flesh and blood. And He knows we are from the dust of the earth. The physical body is from the world so it would always seek things from the world. The spirit, on the contrary, is from God. That was why Paul said “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the Flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would” Gal 5:17. In order to effectively resist temptation, take time to feed the Spirit. Study more of God’s Word “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom” Col 3:16 and Pray always. Jesus said “Pray that you will not fall into temptation” Luke 22:40, 46. Pray without ceasing. I Thess 5:17. And each time you Pray, don’t forget what Jesus said in the Lord’s Prayer “…And lead us not into temptation…” Matthew 6:13.

Whenever you have a need, or have a desire for something, there is a possibility that you would be tempted. And the temptation that would come is common to man according to I Corinthians 10:13. God is faithful; He would not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.  When you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

I will close with this;

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, Yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of Grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find Grace to help us in our time of need. Heb 4:15-16

 

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