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Overcoming Temptations

ELYON DEVOTIONAL

Nana Kwame Edusei

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Topic: Overcoming Temptations

Scripture Reading: James 1:12-15

Main Text 
James 1:13-15

'Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.'

There is no hope for overcoming temptation unless I acknowledge, “It comes from my own sinful desires.” But, conversely, there is hope for victory when I begin to recognize and be on guard against the monster that resides within.

Sometimes the same basic desire may be either legitimate or sinful, depending on the situation and how we handle it. For example, hunger is a legitimate desire, but if it tempts us to steal to satisfy our hunger, we sin. God created us with the desire for sex, but if we seek to fulfill that desire outside of the commitment of heterosexual marriage, we sin.

'We are carrying about within ourselves much inflammable material. If we are not careful, temptation can strike the spark that causes an explosion.'

Sin is the result of the suggestion that "I turn aside from God's path to fulfill my desire".
Keep your love for Christ fresh and the lure of the flesh and the world will not seem so attractive.

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, I receive grace to overcome every temptation that draws me away from You in Jesus' name. Amen

May God be gracious unto you!
Shalom