Tag: Temptation

Is There Good in Temptation?

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No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man . . . —1 Corinthians 10:13

The word temptation has come to mean something bad to us today, but we tend to use the word in the wrong way. Temptation itself is not sin; it is something we are bound to face simply by virtue of being human. Not to be tempted would mean that we were already so shameful that we would be beneath contempt. Yet many of us suffer from temptations we should never have to suffer, simply because we have refused to allow God to lift us to a higher level where we would face temptations of another kind.


Holding Course

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Phillip Brooks said,

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.”

We all will have times in our lives in which the temptation to do the wrong thing will be very strong. If you have ever wondered whether you would be able to resist a certain temptation, the answer is, in fact, entirely up to you. The bottom line is this: The stand you make today will determine the kind of stand you will make tomorrow. That is why we have to think about the foundations that we are laying for our lives.