My friends, none of us is immune from temptation. I know I’m not. In fact, for some of us, it’s a daily occurrence. The desire used by Satan to entice us to do wrong is sometimes evident through anger, bitterness, sexual sins, lying, bearing false witness, conniving, gossiping, pride, jealousy, cheating and the list goes on.
Regardless of the type of temptation we are dealing with (prayerfully reflect on yours and I on mine), we need to remember that God always provides us with a way of escape and will not let us be tempted beyond what we can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
When temptation is crouching at our door, it is always wise to immediately:
- Count the cost – When we count the cost and the impact of giving into a fleeting temptation will have on our hope of eternity, families, ministries, relationships, career, business and so on, the temptation will lose its appeal. We shall not cause other people to stumble in their faith in Jesus’ name. Amen.
- Flee – I don’t always heed the warning to flee. I often linger in the situation trying to justify my actions and hence get into big trouble that often costs me more than I bargained for. Like Joseph, we must flee, recognizing that our eternity depends on it – no room for lingering. Personally, I create visuals in my mind of the consequences awaiting me if I don’t run from temptation. One of the scriptures I recall is Matthew 5:30“And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
Christ follower, don’t ignore that inner voice from the Holy Spirit urging you to flee when temptation crouches at your door. My prayer for us all is that the devil will not waste our salvation in Jesus Name. Amen. If you are not currently a Christ follower, come and experience the only one that can forgive and wash away your sins – JESUS.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
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