Temptation will come to your life sooner or later. I’m sure we have fallen into this trap at some point in our lives. But did you know we play a key role in how effectively you resist it? It is true satan plays a role in tempting you, you must first cooperate with him if your going to give in.
As believers in Christ, we face three enemies every day. The flesh, the world, and the devil. The flesh is the evil we have inside of us, the vulnerability, the prosperity to do wrong is next. Then there is satan with his outwards enticements, then comes the world. Our flesh with it desires is internal, Satan and the world with its enticements in it’s external for.
We should recognize that temptation originates with us bent forwarding doing the wrong things. If we give into temptation only have ourselves to blame. I have a temptation that gets me every time but I’m not giving up, one day I will be able to resist it. It’s playing bingo, it doesn’t matter where it is. I find myself going every time. And every time I find myself having to have alcohol it’s like the two go hand in hand. I never win at bingo, which discourages me from going for a while. But then I have a stressed-out day and I find myself going again.
But in Romans 6:16 it says Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God’s; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
Temptation generally comes after great times of blessing. When everything is going great and then the temptation sneaks in. A friend calls and wants you to go somewhere where you know you shouldn’t be. ”I’ll just go for a few
Everyone is minutes and then, I’ll just stay a little longer.” that’s how it happens with me. It should be No and No means No.
Everyone is tempted, the enemy focuses his attacks on those who are new in their faith and those who are making a difference in God’s kingdom. Many believers can recall that when they first came to Jesus they were hit with temptations. And any believer who says: Lord, I want you to use me must know that Satan will attack.
Have you ever been shocked after falling into sin and asked yourself how you ended up there? I know satan always tries the same ole temptations on me. You would think I wouldn’t ever fall for those again. He gets us where we are weakest. It was through a series of events that led you to rationalize that sin. Temptation usually comes in through our imagination. ”Maybe I’ll win at bingo this time.” Think of it as an unwelcome knock on your door. You know you will have trouble if you let it in. When the enemy comes knocking don’t open that door, don’t even look through the keyhole. Don’t underestimate the power of temptation and the sin of it.
Our first line of offense is your primary weapon ”The Word of God” if the devil whispers in your ear go ahead and sin, no one will ever know. Our response should be No, it is written in Hebrews 4:13, all things are naked and open to the eyes of Hi. To whom we must give account.
Temptation is the devil’s primary method of attack. We all know a lot about it. But it is something that everyone will experience. However, temptation can be resisted.
James 1:12 says Blessed is the man that endures temptation. In other words, happy is the person who makes it through temptation. If we respond as we should, then you ultimately will hold tighter to the Lord the next time satan comes with some kind of enticement.
Even. If we fall for satan’s enticements. Try again to resist him, we will get stronger next time he tries. Do not Give up or give in.