Mis-edification: Temptation

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“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)

Whatever you have been taught about temptation know this…temptation is common to mankind. Everyone on the earth from the pope to the lowest child face temptation and more times than not, are snared by the temptation.

James writes…

When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. (James 1:13-15)

Temptation begins with our desires. We can only be tempted with things we entertain. If you don’t like the taste of hot chocolate, you cannot be tempted with hot chocolate…!!

The only way to conquer temptation is to surrender heart mind and soul 100% to Jesus. In other words – commit your ways onto the Lord and He will direct your paths.

Be encouraged