Read: 1 Corinthians 10:12

Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God. Since God wants you to be around a long time for your family and to accomplish His good plans for you, that food, lifestyle, cigarette, etc. might be a temptation. Since God wants your mind to be a place of worship to Him, that video, song, show, conversation, subscription, etc. might be a temptation. Since God has big ideas for your resources, that purchase, monthly payment, cash loan, new car, bigger house, etc. might be a temptation. You get the idea.

Here are some ways to know if you may be facing temptation. If you think you can try it just once and stop whenever you want, you’re probably being tempted. If you hear a still, small voice in your spirit that says, “This might not be a good idea,” the opportunity might be a temptation. If the thing you’re thinking about doing is clearly spoken against in God’s Word, you’re being tempted. In 1 Corinthians 10:12, Paul gives us an important reminder that comes in handy for every decision: you are never above temptation.

If the thing you’re thinking about doing is clearly spoken against in God’s Word, you’re being tempted.

Consider: Think about your daily decisions, both big and small. Are you considering the temptation factor?

 

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