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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Saying No To The Tempter...


Saying "No" is often times hard... Not only for my kids but also for me.... for everyone I think... There are many tempters in our world.... Many times temptation comes in the form of over indulging in a favorite dessert..... or skipping a class with a friend.... or flirting with an old boyfriend/girlfriend on Facebook... Temptation is everywhere.... At first it may appear to be innocent but that little voice in the back of your mind is probably telling you - "Say No!!! - This is not right - back away... - GET OUT"... We need to listen.. We need to step back... and many times we may need to terminate a relationship that involves a tempter..... a temptation...

It is really sad to me how lost our society has become... Marriage is not taken as seriously.... Monogamy is rarely practiced - just ask Elin Woods - how she felt when she discovered her husband.. the father to her two (2) beautiful babies had slept with 120 women... Or the single mom dropping off her kids at school - how she feels raising a family on her own - without the support of a husband.... Our morals... our beliefs.... our convictions are no longer driven by what is right... but rather they are driven by what feels good... whether it is right... or it is wrong rarely matters any longer...

As followers of Christ we need to live our lives UNCOMMONLY... We need to maintain our beliefs... We need to set an example for our children and for those around us... Not by judgment but by example... We are not of this world... We are for His world....

But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. James 1:14.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for heirs is the kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven. Matthew 5:10-12

Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted.. Galatians 6:1

There are so many verses talking about fleeing the tempter... that I am thinking that it's a very important thing to do... What do you think?

5 comments:

JT said...

When I am tempted I have a defense mechanism. I say 'Get thee behind me Satan'and I move on to something else. God Bless You.

covnitkepr1 said...

Love this blog and now I'm a follower.
Ever look real close to the word "so" in the bible? Check out the latest post on my blog and maybe even become a follower on mine as I am on yours. God bless you Kelly.

covnitkepr1 said...

OH...and I love the title of your blog...It is amazing...this salvation we have offered to us. Bye now.

Karen said...

I agree that fleeing is very important...if the enemy can deceive us into taking our eyes off the Lord...he will throw chain upon chain on us to drag us down....

Barbara said...

Yes those are the key words here too, we cannot fight the devil on our own, we have to use the power of Christ, he did defeat Satan, we does defeat Satan, and will defeat Satan once and for all. Very good post, thank you and I am following your now, lots of hugs, Barbara

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