Thursday, September 8, 2011

Resisting Temptations

James 1:12-
"Happy is the man who doesn't give in and do wrong when he is tempted, for afterwards he will get as his reward the crown of life that God has promised those who love him."

Getting sucked into temptation? Feeling like it's the only way to escape?

It's not. Temptation takes the lives of thousands of people daily. AKA- The devil takes the lives of thousands of people daily. Temptation brings nothing but sin, it doesn't heal you, or make you stronger. It kills you.



James 1:13-18
"When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
Don't be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of first fruits of all he created."



Temptation could be anything. Money, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Lust. Anything you know you should be doing, or thinking about is considered temptation, and in some cases- adultery. God doesn't tempt. He wouldn't dangle something in your face, and tell you not to take it. He wouldn't hurt you, or push you to the devil. God tells in the bible not to be tempted. Not even think about it. Now, in school you will be tempted. With everything. The trick is saying no.



1 Timothy 6:9
But those who crave to be rich fall into temptation and a snare and into many foolish (useless, godless) and hurtful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction and miserable perishing.





Devotions-
Resist the temptation in your life. Let God be God in you, and just say No.



Verse- 1 Corinthians 10:13
Julie (Stay Strong for God!)

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