Three Things to Remember About Temptation
In Three Things About Sin, the prescription for sin is to deal with the temptation before it gives way to sin. It’s like getting a vaccine; preparing now to avoid a bigger problem later.
1. Our temptations are not unique to us
Others have struggled with the same issues in the past.
2. God will limit temptation to what we can handle
God doesn’t tempt us and he does limit the enemy’s power to do so.
3. God will provide a way out
We can ask God to enable us to see the way out, give us the will to take it, and the strength to persevere.
And then we can withstand the temptation—just as he promised.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality, often with a postmodern slant. He seeks a fresh approach to faith and following God through the lens of scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.
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