(Proverbs 7:12 KJV) Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
Temptation is everywhere. The context here is adultery but in real life it takes many forms. The form will be different for each person and for that person it may change every day. Temptation deals with actions and opportunities that are a normal part of every day life. In the right context they may even be righteous. Take gossip. Sharing prayer concerns and gossip differ in attitude not always in content. Have you ever picked an apple? Did you have permission or just take one because it was there?
Also keep in mind the sin is not in the temptation but in the completion of the opportunity presented.
So? Finish the day knowing that Satan is out to get you but that he can be frustrated by simply living an upright life. Acknowledge the temptation, turn away and get on with life.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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