temptations

Don’t Get Lost in Temptation

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13 Today, I would like you to consider this: Long-term goals are easily lost by today’s temptations. The Apostle Paul shared three areas of temptation. The first is idols. What does this mean for us today? I define Idols using the classical meaning of materialism, which is when people think the only thing that exists, matters, or is worth their attention, is only what they can see or feel. The next temptation is to give into the flesh. This means a pattern of giving in and giving up. For example, I just give in to watching TV all day long or buying

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Satan Is Slick

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” – Romans 16:20 One of the ways we gain victory over the devil’s attacks is to realize that he unfailingly tries to sell us on a shortcut. We talked yesterday about how the Lord moves slowly to fight our battles and that it’s important to stand by patiently for divine breakthrough. Unfortunately, lurking on the other side of this truth is Satan, who knows full well when we get restless. Rather than struggle with waiting, he tempts us to go after what feels good in the moment. Even though it’s just a “quick fix,” he whispers in our ear that endurance and hard work aren’t worth it, especially when no one else seems willing to pay the price. Therefore, while the Lord is busy cultivating in our lives an immovable

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