We I think that if we’re really spiritual, we will never be tempted. But that isn’t true. Every Christian will be tempted. The fact is that if you’re really living a godly life, you will tempted, That’s because the devil doesn’t want you to succeed. He will oppose you.
James 1:12 says “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
I have a friend that says “Temptation is not a sin; it is a call to battle.” Just because the bait is dangling before you, it doesn’t mean that you were sinning. It isn’t the bait that constitutes temptation and sin. It’s the bite. It isn’t a sin to be tempted.
You might want to say “ I get tempted all the time. What’s wrong with me?”
Maybe it’s not what’s wrong with you but what’s right with you. In the book of Job, we find an incident where God is bragging about his servant Job (1:8). And what happened next? A series of attacks came against him.
Reminds us that sometimes the exact we’re facing actually a result of a godly life not an ungodly one.
So can temptation be resisted? Yes. In fact God will not allow you to be tempted above your capacity to resist (1 Corinthians 10:13). Sometimes the way out it’s a simple as walking out the door, hitting to off button, Or terminating a conversation. But there is always a way out.
And not only is there a way out, but there’s a blessing attached to the person who resistant temptation. James 1:13 says, “God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God Promised who those who love him.
So if you’re going through a trial right now, if you’re going through a time of testing in temptation, know this: You can grow stronger through it instead of weaker.