Have you faced temptation this week?
Please take the time to read Matthew 4:1-11
One of my favorite sayings is, the best part of temptation is giving into it!
The problem is, when we accept the promises of temptation, we become obligated to the consequences of sin.
God’s Word commands to resist, and flee temptation, and we are blessed that what God commands He instructs.
Matthew 4:3 says, the tempter came to Him.
One thing we can count on is the presence of the tempter in our lives. We get the idea we can gain a level of spiritual achievement exempts us from temptation.
Satan did not hesitate to tempt the Son of God, so why would we ever think we are immune?
Three areas we are vulnerable to temptation.
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Our church recently held a major Easter outreach. My self-appointed job was taking a large bag of candy and greeting people as they made their way across the parking lot.
As a family with two young girls decked out in their finest Easter dresses approached me, I knelt down to talk with the girls about the event. I told them my job was pre-candy. I was giving everyone a piece of candy to hold them over until they entered the event. A fun job to have!
They thanked me and as they walked away I heard one of the girls say, “Daddy, why was he so nice?” (Nailed it!)
Her words made me smile, but also convicted me. Why don’t we take more opportunities to be nice?
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It’s amazing how the information overload age drives our thoughts, actions and habits. Our entire lifestyle can be altered with the right “expert” posting a new YouTube video…
If you are familiar with me, you know I love backpacking. Venturing into the online hiking community will bewilder you with the debate over what is and what isn’t a true backpacker!
For instance, if your base weight is not under 10lbs (ultralight), you are not a real backpacker! It’s easy to buy into the “ultralight” mentality as you try to get your base weight down. To get to that base weight will cost you about $2,000. Honestly, if we can’t carry 25 pounds, we should find a new hobby!
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