Read: Proverbs 4:14-15
Sometimes the best way out of temptation is not stepping foot near it in the first place. We’re not called to manage temptation; we should eliminate it when we can. When we can’t eliminate temptation, then we have to resist it. Proverbs 4:14-15 makes it plain and simple. The NLT version of verse 15 starts like this, Don’t even think about it.
We’re not called to manage temptation; we should eliminate it when we can.
Sometimes obedience to God comes in the form of decisions to outright eliminate opportunities for temptation. If you struggle with alcohol, you don’t need to keep it in your house just to be a good host. If you struggle with lust, get rid of any privacy you might have on digital devices. You get the idea.
Consider: What doors to temptation are you keeping cracked that you need to slam shut?