Sony’s Thoughts: Flee Temptation

“There has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

This world is full of temptations. Gluttony, lust, coveting, and many other temptations are present every day. Many think they have no choice but to give in to those temptations since God knows we are human but Scripture tells us that God has provided a way of escape. We only need to take it.

We cannot help the fact that we live in a fallen world but we can refuse to fall with it. During times of intense temptation, draw close to God. Walk away from whatever sin is calling to you and ask God to change your heart. Worship Him. Thank Him for being an ever present help in time of trouble. The more you choose to do right, the easier it will become. The opposite is also true though. The more you give in to temptation, the easier it will be. You do not want the ravages of sin to consume you. Allow God to fill you with His Spirit and keep you from falling. Then you can live the victorious, joyful life that God has for you, and you will be more effective to help others find this victory as well.

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